On March 1st, Rock and Republic released a new budget friendly collection aptly named the “Recession Collection.” Initially, it was only intended to be a temporary, special edition line. However, it has been doing so well, that founder, Michael Ball, is expanding it into a more permanent line called “Plain Wrap.” The Plain wrap line will feature popular basics from the Rock and Republic line. Ball explains that ” the clothes are staples with minimal frills that will “speak for themselves,” literally. The items will feature the names of the items, written on them. Ball states that “It’s fun, though, and I do like the way it’s come outÔÇölike the stiletto with the word ÔÇÿSTILETTO’ written on the side, I love the way that came out.