Nothing gets us more excited about Christmas than when the shops start putting up their festive window displays, and this year there are a bumper crop of designs. From the Disney Princess windows at Harrods to the Anya Hindmarch workshop at Selfridges, see the most creative Christmas window displays of 2012 - which we'll be updating with more impressive designs.
The first Christian Louboutin boutique, located on Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Paris, will feature this bespoke Christmas tree display made of specially cast lasts of the iconic Pigalle shoe.
Part of the iconic store's collaboration with Disney, each of Harrods' Christmas windows showcases a collection of dresses created by world-leading designers - each an interpretation of the 10 original Disney Princesses and their attire .
Harvey Nichols chose Autumn/Winter's oriental trend as the inspiration for their 2012 Christmas windows - each window has its own unique eastern flavour.
Liberty's window displays are always visually stunning - and for Christmas the store took the Victorian age of the steam train, and Queen Victoria's train carriage/saloon as the starting point for their designs. Named 'The Liberty Express', each window plays on the Victorian and train themes to glamorous effect.
Selfridges weren't kidding when they said these were 'Not You're Usual Christmas Windows'. Each recreates scenes from the 2012 Christmas campaign by Bruce Weber, from a huge sleepover to an array of hampers and a giant gingerbread house. Our favourite is the Anya Hindmarch 'All I've Ever Wanted' moving workshop, showcasing her beautiful accessories in a magical factory like setting.