There are very few things that I love more than New York City, but one of them is New York when it’s decked out for the holidays. If you can’t make it to the Big Apple in December, Miracle on 34th Street is a pretty great way to see the sights while taking in some classic 1940’s fashion.
“Is there — or is there not a Santa Claus?” This question is at the center of the 1947 black and white film starring Maureen O’Hara and John Payne. Kris Kringle plays the part of the Macy’s Santa so well that the debate is taken all the way to the New York Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the refined O’Hara, and her practically-minded daughter in the film, Susan, played by a young Natalie Wood, provide fashion inspiration that any retro lover can’t help but love.
Filled with dainty details at every turn — pearls, overcoats, Peter Pan collars, tie neck blouses, and more hats than you can keep track of — Miracle on 34th Street won’t just get you in the holiday spirit, it’ll urge you to scratch that thrifting itch.
What’s your favorite holiday film? (There are so many!)