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Shop Mulberry for Target Before Anyone Else This Friday on Gilt

Shop Mulberry for Target Before Anyone Else This Friday on Gilt

For the first time ever, Target is teaming up with Gilt Groupe to offer its members an exclusive advance look at select items from three of the big-box retailer's upcoming limited-time only designer capsule collections, namely Tucker, Mulberry, and John Derian.

Pinch me, I must be dreaming.

Mark your calendars for Friday, August 20, when at 12 noon ET, members will be able to shop apparel by Tucker, bags by Mulberry and home goods by John Derian before anyone else.

Joining is free and easy, click here to register if you're not already a member.

Win Cool Stuff: Chloe-Inspired Handbag from Mimi Boutique

And the winner is… #13 Michelle, who wrote "I LOVE their vintage section! If I had the money, I would buy every single piece in that section!"

Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who entered!

Please note: This giveaway is now closed to further entries.

Last week we found a great look-for-less for the Chloe 'Marcie' Bag called the 'Andreana' at a chic online shop called Mimi Boutique, and now, Mimi Boutique wants to give one lucky Budget Babe reader the chance to win her very own version of this bag in grey! (Retail $56) If you want to purchase one of your own, this bag will also be made available in black and beige later this week -- so keep checking their site.

To enter:

Giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents! Please note, this is not a sponsored post. Entries must be posted by 12 noon EST on August 23, 2010 to be eligible to win. Good luck!!!

H&M Fall/Winter 2010 Video Trend Guide

Here's a great round-up of the fashion trends that we can expect to see at H&M for Fall/Winter 2010 featuring interviews with Ann-Sofie Johansson Head of Design at H&M, Hannah Teare from Tatler Magazine and blogger Susie Bubble (who has the loveliest voice, btw, I could listen to her all day!). For fall, we will see the "Casual Chic" look, with plenty of accessories and influences from the late 70s, early 80s, and even a little bit of the 90s. You'll find a broad variety of inspirations, ranging from the tailored style with uniform details, trench coats and parkas, to a more romantic style with cut-outs and patterns. Camel, black, wine red, green and other natural colors dominate the palette. The garments are made in both luxury materials such as silk and fake fur, as well as more comfy knitwear materials with a nice autumnal feeling. Let the layering begin!

Fall 2010 Footwear Trends at Sears

Sears has enlisted the expertise of stylist and former Elle editor Francesca Mills to create a new look and a brand new image for Sears fashion. Here, the style expert highlights four key footwear trends for fall: Slouch Boots, Preppy, Clogs and Hardware.

Sears has also launched a new Facebook page, Sears Footwear Fashion First, with more videos, lookbook photos and fashion tips, and a Twitter account (@SearsFashion1st) where shoppers can get the latest news on Sears contests, giveaways and more.

I kinda like the wedge loafer (reminds me of last fall's 'Jurra' by Nine West) and the 'Rhianne' boot (which looks identical to the 'Keara' by Mossimo for Target). Hopefully the Sears Facebook page will make it easier for shoppers to hone in on the goodies that can be found at, a vast and oftentimes clunky website.

Think you'll be shopping at Sears for shoes this fall?