A new discount promotion is being pioneered over at Guvnor's Vintage Thrift (178 Fifth Ave between DeGraw and Sackett), called "Discount Karaoke." Basically, you bust out into song in order to get a 10% to 25% discount on select Winter merchandise.
If you're concerned that the whole shop has turned into an American Idol casting call, don't worry. This sing-a-long promotion is only good for Sundays, from 4-7pm.
Potential public humiliation aside, if anyone was stupid enough to approve me for a loan to open up my own store/bar/restaurant/Planned Parenthood off-shoot, this is the kind of crap that I would be up to ALL THE TIME.
You want a 50% discount? Tell me the worst thing you've ever done to someone you love. I could play this game forrrrrrrrever.
But really, do you want 15% off of a gently-used sweater? Head on over to Guvnor's and make a fool of yourself. If anyone has the guts to go there and sing something ridiculous (I'm thinking "Don't Take it Personal" by Monica or "A Whole New World" from the Aladdin Soundtrack) and film it with your Flipcam, we will post it here. And laugh. And laugh. And laugh.
Don't take it personal.