NEW YORK, Aug 19, 2010 / — Whether you’re shopping for Back-to-School or just because its Friday and the weekend is coming, Gilt Groupe, the invitation-only online shopping phenomenon is surprising its members with an exclusive Target Designer Sale beginning at 12pm EST Friday, August 20th and lasting through the weekend

Prior to availability in Target stores and on this fall, the virtual pop-up store will offer limited quantities of select styles from three upcoming Target limited-time-only Designer for Target collections, including Tucker for Target (women’s apparel), Mulberry for Target (handbags) and John Derian for Target (home décor).

This sale is a new take on the “Target pop-up” shop concept for which Target has become known. Once only accessible to fashionistas in a specific location, this virtual pop-up store offers the whole country early access to the highly coveted limited-time-only collections before anyone else. (All items are final sale since they are in limited quantities and members are being provided early access.)

The collections will be available in Target stores and on this fall – Tucker and John Derian hit stores in September, while Mulberry will be in stores in October.

For those who are not Gilt Groupe members yet, you can register here:  

Remember, membership is FREE.