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Secrets of the Christmas window dressers

13 December 2013 Last updated at 00:22 GMT

Christmas window displays are a huge part of a store's festive marketing campaign.

For the department stores, the preparation is a job that goes on all year. For others, it is a more last-minute affair.

BBC News spent time with both Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge and Oxfam in Dalston, east London as they prepared their seasonal displays - with different approaches.

Video Journalist: John Galliver

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