Shopping Alert: Rafe for Target

10/24/2006 at 11:00 AM ET

Nothing gets us more excited than high design at low prices! So, of course, we are thrilled that accessories designer Rafe Totengco, best known for his luxurious eponymous line, has joined the ranks of designers creating a limited edition collection for Target. Our picks are the chic doctor’s bag, $50, the glossy patent clutches, $20, and the super-slick navy hobo bag, $50 (left). Get them now before Rafe fans like Jessica Alba and Eva Longoria snap them up!


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holly on

Oooh, I love the new lines at Target! Best cheap shopping ever.

kate on

Thanks for FINALLY featuring something cheap! I love Target they just keep surprising us with all these great designers!

Allison T. on

What could be more fun than cruising down the aisles of my favorite Target to look for cool clothes. And now Rafe—one of my favorite designers—this item is just too good to be true! No wonder I never miss reading your blog!!

Stace on

I bought the rafe doctor’s bag in black…..I LOVE IT. I have had quite a few people stop me in stores and on the street asking me where I bought the bag. WAY TO GO TARGET!!

Stephanie on

Bag is reaslly cute, and finally an affordable bag!

Rayray on

Are these REALLY high-quality handbags? Just because it’s a brand name doesn’t mean anything. I saw one of these purses last night at Target in the cream color…it looks cheap. And at 39.99 at Target, it should look like it’s better quality. There’s my two cents…(which is what the price of the bag should be)…

Kensie on

umm i definetely dont like these. … i mean these are expensive bag designs … so they should not be on here … if you really want a bag that looks like this then get some money!

dawn blagborne on

love the handbag from target. i’ll have to go to
and check it out and probaly buy it..

Lola on

k people that say they look cheap and that people should get money are rude. Not everyone can afford $400 dollar bags and use them once.

Jen on

These are really cute and affordable. I definetely would go check these out in Target. For the people who can’t afford expensive designer bags, these are a good alternative.

Amber on

Inexpensive and stylish, I like them.

Joann on

These bags are really cute and the price is great also.

Mariapts on

Is the Rafe Doctor Black bag leather?? B/C for $50 bucks that’s pretty inexpensive?? Can someone out there let me know if it’s leather?

Beth on

From the Target website: 100% PVC

Candy on

i work in the high end designer fashion industry. the average person doesn’t realize what it actually costs to make things. they are so used to mass produced junk. Target has tried to take high end design and bring it to the masses at an affordable price… bravo! For you to say it’s expensive, is absurd. If you had to craft a handbag like that from scratch yourself, how much would you expect someone to pay you for your time and labor? Think about it.

Esther on

I totally agree. I went to a pretty well known and highly respected design school and graduated with a degree in accessories design. To do something like what Rafe has designed for Target at that price is amazing. To make one bag would take me a full semester at least!

katgrrrl on

These are some cute bags! Pricey-No. Pricey for Target-Yes! They’re really nice though. I love all the pockets.

shana on

so i just got the navy glossy patent clutch and i’m absolutely love it!!!!!!!

marjaney on

I just got the navy hobo bag today. I LOVE IT! I’m so glad that they have designer bags now at Target, my fav. store. For those of us who can’t afford the high end stuff, this is great. We should all be able to have high fashion, not just the rich and famous.

KT fr Cda on

It’s great that stuff is being made so the general public can afford to buy stylish things, but I wouldn’t buy it. It’s not my style. You guys are so lucky. I wish we had Target stores up here in Canada. I hear they are amazing.

Christine on

OMG i fell in love with those bags as soon as i saw them and there sooo cheap!!!! i cant wait to get one!!! :)

ellen on

i just bought the clutch and the hobo in navy online. a friend i had lunch with had the purse and used the clutch as a wallet. i fell totally in love. i had no idea it was from target. it’s just an awesome eye-catching design. i haven’t seen a purse i liked this much in a very long time. and to be so afordable to boot! thanks rafe’!

Amanda on

What a WONDERFUL bag!!! It was SOOO Nice to find affordable designer merchandise for a VERY affordable price!!

Abul on


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