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A preview of the Botkier handbag collection for Target, which hits store July 20 has surfaced. Per The Cut: "we have a sneak peek at the collection. Designer Monica Botkier describes it as 'a mix of luxury and utility with a downtown edge. It is for the chic, modern woman — it features rich textures and luxe metallics, combining my signature use of hardware as the jewelry of a handbag while still keeping a focus on functionality.'" Signature Botkier highlights includes plenty interior pockets and "a key chain long enough to reach from purse to lock without too much awkward fumbling." In terms of her own line—in addition to her recently-launched shoe collection—Botkier "plans to expand into other categories of accessories." [The Cut]