Saks’ Dumpster-Dived Window Displays

Saks has a new window display up on 5th Avenue until this Thursday.

Animal blog reports that a Saks rep said, “we wanted to take ordinary things and make them look high end.”

A lofty goal, indeed. Instead of reaching it, however, they’ve managed to make the dress look like a lazy lamp shade and the bottles of cleaning solution, confused. The only thing that looks good are the light tubes, which, presumably, are not for sale.

Gawker had a few words to say about these as well.

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  1. rikomatic says:

    Consumerist, you should do a story on who designs all those window displays. I presume it’s a big business with some standout artists in high demand and lots of folks who just pay their cousin who did a semester at Cooper Union to do it.

    Or better yet, interview the window designer at Saks. That would be awesome.

  2. Ben Popken says:

    That would be cool. I was also thinking of doing a feature where we put up a huge picture gallery of all the window displays down 5th ave and maybe other notables around the city.

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  4. Bubba Barney says:

    Duh. We all know they are done by Hollywood and Andrew McCarthy. Occasionally Kim Cattral helps out too.

  5. Bucky Turco says:

    Rikomatic. All the Saks window displays are actually done in house. If you want to talk the very happy, and I mean gay happy manager, ask for the Visual Deparment. I believe his name was David.

  6. konstantConsumer says:

    the other window features derek zoolander, i suppose.