Here's the plan:
Up to 8 members could get together for lunch at Via Italia in Mid-town at noon.
Then a visit to Takashimaya; Bergdorfs; Aedes and Le Labo. Will cost about $30 for lunch; and a one-day subway pass for about $5. I will lead the subway trip so no worries if you are a "first timer" to the City and are not certain about the subways. No problem.
We need about 30 days adavanced notice. I will handle the reservation, and will need money in advance for the meal.
One other thought: the itinerary is not fixed, I was just suggesting the venues that we could visit in my last post. We could do a few others, and I am sure there are some I don't know.
One other would be the lovely Santa Maria Novella/Villoresi store in SoHo.
If get a small group, we could easily customize the venues to visit.
I am thinking that the whoe thing would be an afternoon, 11:30 am til 4 pm, max,if folks want to get out of town at the regular commuting time (I would myself). Some might want to consider dinner, but I probably would opt to go home myself. Up to the group, again, I would be happy to do some coordinating.