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Win Cool Stuff: $100 Kohl's Gift Card

And the winner is… #282 Pat S.! Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone who participated.

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

Kohl's wants to help you shop the latest fall styles with a $100 Kohl's Gift Card! One lucky reader will win a $100 Kohl's Gift Card, courtesy of Kohl's, redeemable on thousands of fabulous items at Kohl's stores and online at Enjoy the thrill of shopping savvy and stretching your budget with exclusive brands like LC Lauren Conrad, ELLE and ELLE DECOR, to name a few.

To enter, visit, then tell us one thing you would buy with your gift card if you won in the comments section below.

Good luck!!

This giveaway is open to US residents only since there is no Kohl's Canada at this time. Comments must be posted by 12 noon ET on Monday November 22nd to be eligible to win. I received a $100 Kohl's gift card and promotional materials about the Fall 2010 offerings at Kohl's in conjunction with this giveaway.

Off the Rack: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's November Offerings

On Friday I did a little shopping at Kohl's, where all LC Lauren Conrad collection clothing was marked down 35-40% off - meaning most items were well under $50. Had I used my Kohl's charge, I could have gotten additional discounts but instead I used a giftcard, courtesy of Kohls, to purchase an embellished tank top (above) for $36.99. I thought I paid $23.99 until a few moments ago when I checked my receipt for the purpose of writing this post. The moral of the story: Double check prices before you check-out!

Other items I liked included a lace jacket, lace-back cardigan, leather-look jacket (previously shown here), and "granny floral" blouse. A cropped fur jacket seemed to have potential - might be cute with a cocktail dress, or it might look like you've been attacked by a teddy bear. On the rack, many pieces looked lackluster (like the shapeless sweaters) but I recommend trying things on. A shopping buddy of mine observed that the LC collection lacks petites and cold-weather clothing, but if you're looking for a cute top or cocktail dress to wear for a casual night out, you might find some gems. More photos after the jump!

Spot the Real: Steve Madden 'Linderr' Boot

One of the boots below costs 3 times as much as the other. Granted, one is real leather by Steve Madden; the other is synthetic from Olsenboye for JCPenney. Scroll down and take a look at both boots, then see if you can "spot the real" from the steal. Click either image to check your guess. Thanks to reader Brittney for sharing this awesome find!