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Felix Rey for Target: Love It or Leave It?

Felix Ray for Target Handbag Collection

The Felix Rey for Target handbag collection hit stores March 29, bringing a "colorful, beach-inspired vibe" from handbag designers Lily Band and Sulaika Zarrouk. The collection consists of straw, canvas or nylon totes, clutches and beach bags featuring sea life motifs such as fish, coral and shells, which range in price from $19.99 to $49.99. I think this collection is too cute for words, and I'll probably pick up the large fish tote. It's big and roomy and well-made, perfect for toting summer essentials to the beach. The Felix Rey for Target collection will be available at select Target stores nationwide and on through June 14, 2009. Did this line meet your expectations?


The Look for Less: Jimmy Choo Snake Wedge Sandal

Jimmy Choo at ShopStyle

Now that the Louboutin frenzy over at Gilt has subsided, let's turn our attention to another coveted designer shoe brand, Jimmy Choo. These Jimmy Choo 'Connor Elaphe' Snake Wedge Sandals would be the perfect neutral shoe for summer, if they didn't cost $695 at Net-a-Porter...


...ahh, much better! The Mossimo 'Paz' Faux-Snake Wedge is a fabulous, inexpensive alternative that costs just $29.99 at I saw these in person and they look splendid, plus they were on sale at my local store for $21.99.

Wet Seal at ShopStyle

...and here's another option, which features a higher, chunkier wedge. Very hot. Pick up this Snake Print Wedge at Wet Seal for just $24.50.

The Look for Less: Christian Louboutin Ankle Boots

Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle

Your heart is no doubt racing in anticipation of today's Christian Louboutin sale at, which starts at 12 noon EST (I know mine is!!). What girl doesn't openly or secretly yearn for a pair of those red-soled shoes—like the Armadillo Pleated Leather Booties above? (Sold out at Bergdorf Goodman, but they were originally $1,155.)

Wet Seal at ShopStyle

...Not to be a kill-joy, but maybe a girl who doesn't want to go into debt over shoes! In honor of the occasion, you could pick up these red-sole Christian Louboutin look-alikes instead. Aptly named the 'Bandage Bootie,' these knockoffs cost just $29.50 at Wet Seal.

Oh heck. Just shop the sale—but get there on time! I have a feeling these babies will sell out in minutes. Use the link below to join: