And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Midtown West: Macy's: craziest holiday windows this season? Designer Paul Olszewski created "a fantasy steampunk universe where wishes are granted in a magical factory."
2) NYC: Last-minute shoppers, Racked has a roundup of all its gift guides from this holiday season. Good luck!
3) UES: The Upper East Side has a new design store specializing in "classic looks with a hint of whimsy" (aka sparkly red serving forks). Welcome to the dancefloor, Maison 24.
4) Flatiron: If holiday shopping induces a craving for French breakfast pastry (doesn't it always), try the L'Occitane flagship. There are free chocolate croissants and champagne.
· Racked [ny.racked.com]