I don’t want to sound lame, but as I spend a lot of time focusing on the minutiae of New York City, I really appreciate store display windows that actually make me stop and look. I’m also a big fan of the Natural History Museum, so it’s not surprising that I liked the window at Maxilla and Mandible.
Maxilla and Mandible is sort of like a slightly lower rent version of Soho’s Evolution – a store where you can buy real and replica skeletons, skulls, embalmed insects, and other pieces that would probably fit right at home amongst the cases at the Natural History Museum. Anyway, this type of store always lends itself to great store windows…
I enjoy store windows like these because they intrigue the customer in, rather than simply saying: Hey! Look at the Pants! They cost this much!”
Again, as a Natural History Museum fan, I also love that the nearby post office is signified as Planetarium Station.
PS – While I’m on the topic of store windows, I have to say that without question, the best store windows in the city are at the Bleecker St Ralph Lauren at Halloween, a holiday they take very seriously. I don’t have any pictures myself, but here are a few I found only (which, though great, are not the best to my memory):