5 Things To Know This AM — Oct 29 2012

What does Felice’s opening at the Thompson hotel mean to us? How about drool-worthy Italian eats and wine flights all with the convenience of a FiDi address. As soon as the Frankenstorm #Sandy’s passed, you know we’ll be heading southward to 15 Gold Street for their sweet sausage pasta. (Felice)
WSJ Magazine's November issue dropped over the weekend, and this month's spotlight fell on "Special Innovators." Tory Burch, the beauty behind those ubiquitous double-T's, is only one on a list stacked with heavy hitters. Think new media founders, like Twitter's Jack Dorsey, and names like MK & A of The Row. (WSJ)
Note to selves: remember to thank the LES retail Gods for the Pixie Market sample sale happening this weekend. Nothing's over $40! Can we get a hallelujah? (Pixie Market)
ABC Carpet & Home is having an identity crisis...and we like it! With the new “Embody at ABC on the Mezz” in-store boutique — stocked with accessories, RTW, and vintage pieces selected by the winners of the CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge — the company's definitely diversifying its interior-only outlook to include home goods, dry goods, and beyond. (ABC Carpet & Home)
The Real Real, known to online consignment-hounds as an innovation rivaled only by eBay, finally has a New York brick-and-mortar outpost. There it will offer appraisals and price-consultations labels, but you'll need an appointment first! (The Real Real)
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Photo: Courtesy of Felice