Whether it can be chalked up to the economy or just business sense, designers are crossing the line from exclusive boutiques with high prices to more budget friendly and accessible shops. The only thing this means is it's even easier to stay fashionable in a checkbook friendly way.
One of the first we had the pleasure of purchasing from without the guilt of purchasing at full (very high) prices was Isaac Mizrahi for his line at Target. His bright colored classics, cute and lady like suitig separtes and gorgeous dresses were yours for the taking (preferably, purchasing vs. "taking") for well under $100.
Mizrahi helped blow the doors wide open for other designers to follow in suit and start offering more afforable fashion lines at stores such as Target, Walmart, and Kohls.