Unless we’ve scored big on eBay, stumbled upon major success in the thrift shop or got super-lucky at a sample sale–Chanel, Christian Dior and Alexander McQueen are not the usual suspects hanging in our closet. Particularly, the covetable current season collections! While the full retail price tags gleam out of reach, the sheer impact of these high-end brands sits sweetly on the brain. Holy inspiration! As committed budget fashionistas, it’s our duty to study the collections to determine which designers lead the way towards our go-to pieces each season. Here are 13 high-end designers to turn to for inspiration for Fall 2012 trends.

Be Inspired by These High-End Designers for Fall 2012

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Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs offers a playful twist on the metallic trend with exaggerated shapes and sheens. Though the catwalk looks aren’t exactly wearable in our book, we’re always able to pull inspiration from his collection.

Which high-end designer do you find the most inspiring for fall trends?