When I was a little girl, one of the things to do in New Orleans was head down to Canal Street to look at the lovely, inventive Christmas window decorations at D. H. Holmes, one of the city's premier department stores.
In Paris, the crowds flock to Galeries Lafayette, Printemps and Le Bon Marche for the same reason. People come here to have their pictures taken in front of the windows' elaborate and flamboyant displays.
At Printemps, there is a definite Russian theme. The whole city seems to have gone a la Russe. Must have something to do the Ballet Russe which is performing at the nearby Opera Garnier. I tried to get tickets but they are sold out for the season.
At least, I'll always have Printemps' dancing matriochka figures.