It’s puffy coat season, again — at least for those of us living in the northeast — and I recently purchased a light-weight, puffy parka for an upcoming trip to Alaska that I am very much looking forward to wearing. While wasting time in Saks Off 5th — which is Saks’ Outlet Store on 57th Street (where Daffy’s used to be!) I came across this rack of discounted, child’s-sized puffy coats in a very Hot Hot Pink color. Sometimes, the Pink Things just come right to me.
Here’s another sweet shot from my trip to Palm Springs last Christmas. There’s a Saks Fifth Avenue at a swanky outdoor mall located in the adjacent town of Palm Desert, and I snagged a serious cache of blog fodder from their many eye catching in-store displays. This very fetching pink-haired mannequin is pimping a “Little Somethings for the Ladies”. . . whatever that may entail.
What’s most interesting about this Hot Pink bust of a lovely African American lady, is that it’s not in use as your standard display mannequin, despite the fact that it is clearly in the middle of a clothing section of a department store. In this instance, it is really more like a sculpture; more like a work of art meant to enhance the consumer’s shopping experience, I think. In my case, it was highly effective.
Photographed at Saks Fifth Avenue, The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert, California.
It is no secret among residents of NYC that the worst possible place to be in the City — besides Times Square, really, ever — is in the midst of midtown sidewalk shopping traffic during the Holiday Season. Seriously, you might as well just kill yourself. But if you happen to find yourself in that area at this time of year, do fight your way to the Avenue-facing display windows of Saks Fifth Avenue Department Store, because you might see something super cool, like this scene from Snow White, where the Wicked Queen tempts Snow with the Poison Apple. And we all know how that turned out.