1. Merry Go Round
What they sold: Stretchy, nondescript cotton pieces you could pair with one another — the pre-cursor to American Apparel's basics.
Who wore it: New wave fans, moms, the lazy.
What happened to it: The stores went out of business in the mid-'90s.
3. Contempo Casuals
What they sold: On trend clothes for teens.
Who wore it: Cher and Dionne in Clueless. Teenage girls who wished they were Cher and Dionne in Clueless.
What happened to it: in 2001, it was purchased by Wet Seal, and the struggling chain was converted into Wet Seals and Arden B.'s
6. Limited Too
7. Chess King
9. Wild Pair
10. Thom McAn
What they sold: Sensible shoes your mom approved of.
Who shopped there: Kids preparing to head back to school. Moms looking for a deal.
What happened to it: The last Thom McAn closed in 1992, but you can still buy the shoes in Walmarts and Sears stores.
11. County Seat
What they sold: Knits, so many knits. And mostly in bright faux Aztec patterns. Also, shorts that teachers would wear during summer break. What? Teachers need off-duty clothes.
Who shopped there: Teachers, preternaturally mature tweens, Southwest fetishists.
What happened to it: The chain filed for bankruptcy in 1999.
13. Miller's Outpost
What they sold: The latest fashions. Lots of denim. Graphic tees.
Who shopped there: Frat guys and their dads. Those guys' girlfriends.
What happened to it: In the late '90s they changed their name to Anchor Blue, but that couldn't save it from bankruptcy. The company filed for Chapter 11 in 2009. You can still buy Anchor Blues fragrance's online, though.
14. Casual Corner
What they sold: "Fancy" mall clothes for moms.
Who shopped there: Moms who had a special event to go to.
What happened to it: Casual Corner's parent company (which also happens to own Petite Sophisticate, FYI) sold off its stores to a liquidator in 2005.
15. Kinney Shoes
What they sold: Shoes. So many shoes!
Who shopped there: Errrrrrybody.
What happened to it: In 1998, Kinney's parent company decided to close the flailing retailer.