5 Things To Know This AM — Oct 11 2012

We admit it: We've got holiday shopping on the brain. And, we're seriously considering gifting ourselves J'aime New York, the newest book from Chef Alain Ducasse. He spills on his favorite foods from all five boroughs, and, if you head over to the Ace Hotel on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m., he may just sign it for you. (Alain Ducasse)
If the inklings of cold weather already have you dreaming of a tropical getaway (and you don't want to run into your parents' friends at Sandals), check out Mr & Mrs Smith's travel offers. With 40% off, and the likes of Hermitage Bay in the lineup, we've got serious beach brain. (Mr. & Mrs. Smith)
We could lament the trials and tribulations of trying to find jeans online (not knowing if they'll fit or when they'll arrive), but rag & bone's got it down to a science. Check out their new FIT room, which has over 300 pictures of women doing all that trying-on work for you. (rag & bone)
In the market for a beauty purchase that will benefit more than just your skin? On October 19, Lancôme will host its third annual Génifique Day. Lancôme will donate $7 from every in-store or online sale of select Génifique products to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (Lancôme)
Brad Pitt asked a lot of questions of Chanel No. 5, and now we're full of curiosity about the history of the most famous little fragrance in the world. Chanel has responded by posting a history of its iconic perfume, from the beginning all the way to Brad. (Fashionologie)
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