5 Things To Know This AM — Oct 19 2011

Proof that when men need a good pair of jeans, they need look no further than Levis. (The Midwestyle)
Alright, this is pretty cute. Grant Achatz gets some help from two collaborators, who just happen to be his kids. (Eater Chicago)
An oversized clutch roundup that will quiet your cravings. We're digging the Clare Vivier. (The Girls Of Lincoln Park)
Crumbs is giving away free cupcakes today in River North. So if we were you, we'd stay the hell away from River North. (Chicagoist)
One local blogger's Barneys book launch experience. Pretty cool shots of her outfit, too. (Latterstyle)

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