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The best of the Jason Wu for Target collection

Jan. 18, 2012 at 8:02 AM ET

Have you set your alarm for Feb. 5th yet? That's when you'll have to battle the bargain-loving masses for the Jason Wu for Target collection. (You'd better get on it before the most covetable items sell for $31,000 on eBay).

The designer, a favorite of first lady Michelle Obama, partnered with the retailer for a fun, feminine and modern collection "inspired by the vision of an American girl in Paris," with a nod to the 60s. The limited-edition line of women's apparel, handbags and scarves is reasonably priced — from $19.99 to $59.99 — with all new and original designs.

“I think American women are telling us that they want beautiful clothes,” Wu told Ann Curry on Wednesday.  “They want something that is versatile, something that is quite timeless and something that they can enjoy for not just one season.” The designer said he was heavily influenced by the style of French New Wave cinema and imagined his collection for women who are a “little mischievous, a little nonchalant.”

Past Target collaborations include such high-end labels as Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Rodarte, Lanvin, and Tucker. The most recent collection, by Missoni, was so popular that it nearly sold out in many stores within hours and crashed Target's website.

In anticipation of the Jason Wu collection, we highlighted our favorite styles:

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Poplin dress in navy, $39.99
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Textured pleated-front peplum top in gold, $32.99; Pleated skirt in black, $29.99; Floral lace clutch in black, $29.99
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Long-sleeved sweater in red, $39.99; Pleated cap-sleeved blouse in red, $26.99 (also available in gold at Target.com only); Pleated skirt in navy floral, $29.99
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Cat tote in cream, $39.99
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Cat scarf, $19.99
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Front-flap bag in blue floral, $39.99
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Straw and canvas clutch in cream, $29.99
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Long-sleeved blouse in blush, $34.99 (also available in solid white at Target.com only); Lace-printed straight skirt in blush, $29.99; Lace clutch in black, $29.99
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Trench coat in black, $54.99 (also available in navy); Flared dress in black with nude patent belt, $59.99 (also available in white at Target.com only)
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Long-sleeved sailor sweater in black/cream stripes, $32.99; Long-sleeved blouse in white with black ribbon, $34.99 (available at Target.com only); Cuffed shorts in navy, $26.99 (available at Target.com only); Woven mini saddle bag in cream, $24.99

Will you be buying items from this collection? And who's the one designer you'd love to see collaborate with Target?

Rina Raphael is a TODAY.com editor who will likely buy that cat print tote bag. (It's cute, right?)

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