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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The Row

Remember when The Row came out with those awesome leather leggings several seasons ago? Well who woulda thunk those pants would still be walking? Leather is BIG this fall, and The Row continues to offer the mega-luxe fabric in well-tailored and sophisticated designs. Oh, and this season you won’t find a $39,000 backpack. It’s a fanny pack instead.

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