Michael Ball founded Rock & Republic in 2002 with a single pair of jeans. Since then, the former pro cyclist and his partner, Andrea Bernholtz, have transformed their Los Angeles-based company into a luxe denim brand as well as a purveyor of premium footwear, cosmetics, leather goods, and, of course, pet accessories. Loved by young Hollywood, the label traffics in the rocker-meets-rebel look: think body-conscious cuts, stud details, and artful prints that are both street-ready and effortlessly cool.
From the boyfriend jeans to the drapey cardigans, all the looks in this treasure hunt of a sale are winners—which is why there are precious few of each left on our shelves. You'll find particularly gorgeous dresses from the likes of Lerario Beatriz and McQ as well as stellar blazers by Hugo Boss and Steven Alan, tees by Helmut Lang, and more.
Upstage the groupies with low-rise boot- and straight-cut jeans, crafted by this purveyor of L.A. cool. Finish the look with a silk top or leather bomber; they’re on offer, along with trenches, cardigans and hoodies.
Put the shirt on your back with this brand blowout. Featuring go-to tailors like Façonnable, Ted Baker, Duncan Quinn and Calvin Klein, as well as edgier upstarts like Ever, ComingSoon and Billy Reid (<i>GQ</i>’s designer of the year), there are also plenty of brands that carve out their own unique style niche by walking the line between banker and artist. Check out the goods from Rogues Gallery, Converse John Varvatos and Alpha Industries, or stock up on T-shirts from kings of cotton C & C California, James Perse and adidas SLVR.
These hot heels from the L.A. denim label will definitely amp up a pair of jeans, but they’re also a fierce finish to skirts and dresses. Basket-weave wedges stand high and mighty (and make your gams gorgeous), while stilettos with reflective silver accents and lots of buckles are a streetwise take on a runway style.