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WINDOWS ONTO A WINTER WONDERLAND

Louis Vuitton conjures a magical holiday gathering at the North Pole.

Underneath a frozen night sky charged with blue and pink Northern Lights, a tiny theater reveals winter animals in their snowy habitat. Like an opened music box, the creatures spring to life, mechanically animated by golden, 19th-century gears and belts. Puffins and Ermines play hide and seek in the snow, popping in and out of sight while balancing gifts; in the next window, a baby polar bear frolics through mounds of snow, softly, almost as if in slow motion.

The scheme is playful, elegant and references the great department stores ("Les Grands Magasins") of Zola's Paris - a warm reminder of timeless childhood happiness. Stop by your Louis Vuitton store this holiday season to see these wonderful animatronic installations, and get inspired to give. Or visit louisvuitton.com to find the perfect present with the LV Gift Workshop.

Tags: Leather goods, Holiday Season, Windows