Psst…Lanvin, Tucker, Christian Siriano, Mulberry: Designers For Less

Luckily for those of us on a budget, the big new “it” thing for high-end designers is creating collections for great wallet-friendly stores like H&M and Payless. This is what we were talking about when we tipped you off to Zac Posen’s line at Target last year; “diffusion lines” offer far less expensive clothing from designers who usually charge hundreds to thousands for their looks. This year we're looking out for Lanvin, Tucker, Christian Siriano, and Mulberry.

Here are four lines we’re looking forward to this fall, hot off the presses:

1. Lanvin For H&M

This collaboration is the biggest thing to hit megabrand H&M since their collaboration with Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld. The much anticipated collection, which has been teased via viral videos on H&M’s website, will be made public on November 2 and will be available in 200 stores on November 23. The collection will include men’s and women’s clothing, designed by industry-adored Alber Elbaz, Lanvin’s artistic director, and menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver. The collection is sure to have a luxurious French look, keeping Lanvin true to its roots. Be prepared to line up in advance for this one.

2. Mulberry For Target

British handbag favorite Mulberry is merging its classic bag silhouette with fun fabrics and colors for its new line for Target. The collection, which previewed on GiltGroup in August, consists of five pieces all priced under $50. The bags are available in black patent leather and a navy patent/quilted denim mix. They include cross body and satchel styles in various sizes. The collection will be available in Target stores and on Target.com in early October.

3. Christian Siriano For Payless

For the second time, the Project Runway winner will be designing for Payless, and this year is sure to be even more fabulous than last. The shoes, which are available now, made their debut on New York runways just days ago, during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The whole fashion industry is drooling over their fabulousness. Priced at an average $50 per pair, the sky-high heels look like they cost big money (even though they don’t). The collection will most likely include on-trend handbags as well, which have retailed in the past for $45 and under. This collection will be available spring of 2011, giving us something to look forward to for the New Year.

4. Tucker For Target

Designer Gaby Basora’s designs for Tucker are a great take on her youthful aesthetic. The collection, which launched at Target stores and on Target.com on September 12, will be available until October 17. The pieces include women’s tops, dresses, bottoms, outerwear, and knitwear with playful patterns and trendy cuts. We love the herringbone shorts ($35) and the painted flower tunic print dress ($40) that’s on-point with designer trends for fall.

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  • Betty

    Love the Parisienne shoes Christian has done for Payless…I pair them with my skinny pants and a necklace from his other venture, SendtheTrend.com…it’s the Lisbeth Spike Necklace, makes me look SO cool!! Super chic at work, I get loads of compliments :-)

  • Montedelfrisco

    Love them too. I can see why you get compliments!! I’m giving you one too!

  • Projectrunaway

    wish that siriano did the white dress for cheap. arrrhgh

  • Snowflake44

    Didn’t Star Jones do stuff for Payless?

  • Ann

    Me, too

  • Dreamsmoothmousse

    Yes, a few years back. I actually liked her designs.

  • Ann

    love that site! thanks for sending the link. Christian is kind of awesome. Payless should do videos with him.

  • Ann

    Me, too. Can not wait to see all the Lanvin stuff. Please.give.to.me.now. thanks

  • Ann

    one what?

  • Anonymous

    Betty–Thank you for telling us about this. He’s really terrific. We are going to check out Send the Trend.nCheers,nCarolinenLearnVest’s Chief Content and Community Officer

  • Casey

    I cannot wait for the Mulberry for Target line! That patent leather satchel is so cute for school/work/whatever! Not to mention, I am a Target junkie. I can’t go more than 2 weeks without a Target fix!