This week, Perks brings you 40 percent off office-worthy dress shirts from Jeremy Argyle, 30 percent off loafers and monkstraps from Moreschi of Italy and an inside line to Classic Car Club's fleet of Maseratis (among others)…in case you decide those monkstraps would look better in Atlantic City.
Things to do for December 10, 2009
Dim Sum Carts and a New Tipsy Brunch
Yes, the weekend would like another eggnog.
Half Off at Gargyle, and Some Old Stuff
In the spirit of the holidays, vintage country club outfitter Gargyle is trimming up to 50 percent off fall and winter stock. And they're teaming with Bykenyan, purveyor of handmade gifts and rustic props like globes, old trunks and skeleton-key key chains. And other things you can't check your email on.
Late Night Dim Sum at Macao
Late-night cravings require immediate attention. Knowing this, Macao Trading Co. is expanding its late-night menu by wheeling a dim sum cart through the restaurant until 3:30am. You can expect delicacies like heritage pork dumplings and lap chung sausage wrapped in lotus leaf. It'll be just like hailing a cab of deliciousness.
A New East Village Boozy Brunch
Cheers to Mercadito Cantina for jumping on the all-you-can-drink brunch bandwagon. That means plenty of ways to wash down more savory offerings like Pozole Verde and Manchego cheese-topped pancakes. There's a two-hour time limit, so keep an eye on the clock.
Yes, you're booked solid with holiday parties. But one more can't hurt: just outsource the dirty work to Eggnog, the newest venture from Grand Opening, the wily LES gentlemen behind DRV-IN and PONG. It's an at-the-office theme, so gather round the wastebasket fire and hang some staplers on the tree. You can cherish the awkwardness for years to come.
Shake Shack, Without the Line
Summertime is one thing. But if you aren't crazy about Shake Shack's serpentine line in the dead of winter, Danny Meyer and company have a proposition: place your order by phone and they'll tell you exactly when to pick it up. The management respectfully requests that you don't call them up "just to talk."
70% Off an Italian Mixed Bag
Let us pause in appreciation of Italy, where a septuagenarian playboy prime minister photographed at his villa surrounded by naked young women can shrug it off. Equally impressive: It USA's massive sample sale, starting at 70 percent off, featuring Italian designers including C'N'C Costume National, Galliano and Malo. Scandal not required for entry.