Anna Sui’s Gossip Girl-Inspired Collection for Target

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten excited about one of Target’s GO! International collaborations with a high end designer — in fact, it was Proenza Schouler back in February of 2007. For some reason (cheaper fabrics, non-sample sizes, mass production?) many of the designers selected (Jovovich-Hawk, Erin Fetherston, Thakoon) struggle to make their high-fashion pieces translate into an affordable, limited-edition collections.

The latest big name to give it a go is Anna Sui, and while her Gossip Girl-inspired pieces won’t hit stores until September, they’re already building some buzz thanks to the leaked lookbook photos above.

The good news: Most of the looks are knockoffs straight from Anna Sui’s previous collections, whipped up at a much more reasonable price point.

The bad news: Most of the looks are knockoffs straight from Anna Sui’s previous collections, so some of the pieces seem kind of tired/dated.

What do you think?