It's beginning to look like the holiday shopping season, but given the economic turmoil, you may think haute couture in big, gift-wrapped boxes is a thing of the past.
Luckily, some of America's biggest retailers like Target, H&M and Wal-Mart are debuting designer collections by some of the world's top fashion houses including Comme des Garcons, Thom Browne and Anya Hindmach. From London to L.A., here are the best designer collections of the season and a few can't-miss items that won't break your gift-buying budget.
We'll thank Target
The collection includes a variety of oversize satchels, shoulder and baguette-size bags outfitted with French bindings in playful textures and colors of chocolate, gold and black patent finishes. To top off the hot, new bag and shoes, jewelry designer Dean Harris has been plucked for a chic holiday line of earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces using sterling silver and semi-precious stones priced from $19.99 to $249.99.