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Rock and Republic Coming To Kohl's

The premium Rock & Republic denim brand, known for their signature "R" emblazoned back pockets, is coming to Kohl's next year.

The budget-friendly department store bought the exclusive rights to the edgy brand from VF Corporation, which will continue to manufacture Rock & Republic denim, tops and footwear to be sold exclusively at Kohl's stores and online at beginning Spring 2012.

Despite the brand's popularity, Rock & Republic fell on hard times and filed for bankruptcy back in 2010. VF, maker of such brands as Ella Moss, Splendid, North Face and 7 for All Mankind, bought the struggling label in March.

I'm eager to see the upcoming Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony collection for Kohl's, and I'll definitely be interested in seeing what Rock & Republic for Kohl's can deliver. My personal style isn't "rocker chic" but we can all use some edgy pieces to mix into our wardrobes now and then.

Are you excited for this?

Photo credit: Looks from the Spring 2009 Rock & Republic runway (NOT Kohl's), via New York Magazine.
Ohhh I love R&R so much but can't afford to buy their stuff all the time, so this is REALLY exciting news! :-)
#1 Juliette (Homepage) on 2011-05-16 13:45 (Reply)
I'm looking forward to trying some jeans, I'm slightly obsessed with denim. Should be interesting!
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-05-18 07:29 (Reply)
Really? When R&R comes to Kohl's, it won't be the same brand. Sure, same name, but won't have the quality or design. It'll be the same, cheap looking imitation like rest of Kohl's.

The makers and designers of the original R&R that made it drool-worthy have bailed to another company (ronan).
#1.2 WakeUpPeople on 2011-08-29 13:47 (Reply)
I TOTALLY AGREE! The quality won't be there anymore and what was once one of my favorite labels is going to have it's good name dragged through the mud. So not happy about this : ( I don't understand why VF would do this? They own high end brands like 7 for all mankind and splendid and have kept those labels in good standing, why downgrade R&R? Just another reason for me to despise Kohl's!
#1.2.1 Chris on 2011-09-12 22:25 (Reply)
To despise Kohl's simply because are designers are producing clothing lines for them is ridiculous. Be upset with the label, not the carrier. VF has full control over the R&R brand and they chose not to keep it premium. Anyone who knows jeans and fashion in general are fully aware that the Rock & Republic sold at Kohl's will not be the same quality as the originals, and the same is true for Vera Wang.
# Nacole G. (Homepage) on 2012-02-23 05:41 (Reply)
Will Kohl's be selling R&R makeup?
#2 Brenda on 2011-05-19 08:39 (Reply)
hey - good question! just heard back from Kohl's and they said no, the collection will not initially launch into cosmetics.
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-05-24 14:55 (Reply)
I would love to see how big my eyes just bugged out when I read that headline. And I thought I couldn't love Kohl's more than I already did. Holy crap!
#3 Orphaned Apparel (Homepage) on 2011-05-19 17:31 (Reply)
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