5 Things To Know This AM — Jan 23 2013

We love discovering new fashion start-ups, but we get especially giddy when those companies are eco-friendly, too. Handbag line Sword & Plough takes surplus military material (from clothing, tents, and the like) and turns it into so-stylish backpacks, totes, and more. (Sword & Plough)
You've probably pondered whether your apartment is haunted more than a few times (guilty!), but have you ever considered the past life of your vintage goodies? A psychic recently visited Marmalade Vintage, and the results are, well, kinda creepy. (Racked)
Got the shopping bug? Scoop has you covered, thanks to the winter warehouse sale. Stock up on rag & bone, Alexander Wang, and more, all at 75% off! The event runs through next weekend at 473 Broadway. (Scoop)
Word around the rumor mill is that Barneys is looking to expand from its uptown stronghold — and we're not just talking about the Co-Op. (Barneys)
We've been hearing rumors for awhile now about Anna Wintour's possible appointment to a political post, but the editrix was suspiciously absent from all the inauguration soirees. It could be a coincidence, but we're got a hunch it's something more. (Fashionista)

Photo: Via Sword & Plough