Target: Is it the best store in the entire universe? Yes! Yes it is! And I'm willing to throw an extra exclamation point in there now that I've seen the first little twinklings of the retailer's new GO International Private Collection line. GO International, as many know, is the line for which well-known, high-end designers have translated their signature looks and sold them at unbeatable Target price points, much to the delight of an adoring public. But GO International's soon-to-debut Private Collection takes the celebrity designers out of the equation altogether, presenting trendy looks at those at, again, unbeatable Target prices. While some of it is a little much for my taste (say, anything too shiny), on the whole, the debut collection offers some great, cool basics. In the words of Stephen Colbert: H&M is now on notice. Some images after the jump.

L to R: Colorblock dress, $39.99; Boyfriend vest, $34.99 & puff-sleeve tee, $16.99; Double-layer dress, $39.99

L to R: Ruffle-neck tunic, $22.99 & paperbag-waist skirt, $34.99; Ruffled-front blouse, $26.99 & high-waisted trousers, $34.99; Colorblock t-back dress, $34.99


L to R: Crisscross dress, $39.99 & puff-sleeve tee in peach, $16.99; Satin shift dress, $39.99 & pieced tunic, $22.99; Satin one-piece romper, $44.99; Voile mod dress, $39.99


L to R: Satin plaid shift dress, $34.99; Textured dobby anorak jacket, $49.99 & bikini top, $16.99 & high-waisted belted shorts, $24.99; Racerback tank in light blue, $16.99 & modal tunic, $18.99 & high-waisted linen skirt, $34.99

Final Verdict: Other than that scary satin shift dress, I love it. Even the romper. And I want that textured anorak jacket now.