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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08: A Toys R Us store stands in Brooklyn on June 8, 2018 in New York City. All 735 Toys R Us stores in America are set to close by the end of June leaving 33,000 workers without a job or severance pay. Many of the employees losing their jobs have worked for the company for decades. Toys R Us has been owned by the private-equity giant Bain Capital. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

You knew them, you loved them. They’re stores you remember growing up that you LOVED and would shop at pretty frequently. With another Kmart store closing this week and with there only being 3 left in the U.S. the store is on the verge of extinction. So let’s revisit some famous stores that have also gone extinct in the past decade.

  • Lord & Taylor

    Lord & Taylor, the nation’s oldest department store, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August 2020

    Lord and Taylor

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  • New York & Co.

    They filed for bankruptcy in 2020 and the company has shut down all of its nearly 380 stores.

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    Enhance your wardrobe with gorgeous women's clothing from New York & Company. From stunning dresses, pants, tops, skirts, jackets, and jeans, to gorgeous accessories that include jewelry, bags, shoes and more, NY&C has everything you need to create a look that's uniquely you and uniquely beautiful.

  • Pier 1 Imports

    Pier 1 declared bankruptcy a year ago and later decided to close all stores and liquidate. 


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  • Modell's Sporting Goods

    After more than 130 years in business, Modell’s Sporting Goods filed for Chapter 11 early last year.

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    Sports & Activities Fitness goals? Modell's got you. Get sports equipment for every workout and game here from brands you trust like Adidas, Nike, and more. Our sports gear includes the athletic gear and exercise equipment you need to dominate on the court or field take your training to the next level.

  • A.C. Moore

    Its parent company decided to close back in 2019. Major competitor Michaels took over and rebranded about 40 of the locations.

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  • Brookstone

    Deciding to close its mall stores in 2019, you can still find some Brookstones in airports and online

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  • Payless ShoeSource

    They filed for bankruptcy in 2019 and would close its 2500 US locations.  The company maintains an online business and stores in other countries.

  • Toys R Us

    Debt and competition forced the toy giant to close all of its stores in 2018.

    Toys "R" Us - Wikipedia

    Toys "R" Us is an American toy, clothing, and baby product retailer owned by Tru Kids, Inc. (doing business as Tru Kids Brands) and various others. The company was founded in 1957; its first store was built in April 1948, with its headquarters located in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, in the New York metropolitan area.


  • Bebe

    At its peak there were over 370 Bebe stores nationwide. In 2017 all of its stores would close.

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    Shop bebe's selection of fashion clothing and trendy clothes for women for every occasion. Order the hottest styles and latest women's fashion from bebe, including stylish dresses, trendy jumpsuits, cute tops and more!

  • Wet Seal

    It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2015 and abruptly closed all its stores in 2017.

    They now exist as an online retailer

    Wet Seal - Wikipedia

    Wet Seal is an American fast fashion retailer headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The fast fashion pioneer sells trendy, affordable apparel, accessories, and footwear for young women of all sizes predominantly in their teens, twenties and thirties. The company was founded in Newport Beach, California, by Lorne Huycke in 1962 as "Lorne's".

  • The Limited

    There used to be one in every mall.  They went bankrupt at the beginning of 2017 and closed all of its roughly 250 stores.

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