Going to the mall or out on a shopping trip is a fun part of everyday life for many, but the face of retail has changed beyond all recognition over the years. Decades ago, brands that seemed to be infallible ruled the malls, with big names like Marshall Field’s and Toys R Us leading the way. Little did shoppers know that it’s not just products that go out of style. Companies can, too.
Over the years, we’ve said goodbye to some truly iconic stores that were once destinations. It’s sad, but not every company can last forever. Some have limited shelf-life, no matter how much we love them. From firm family favorites to niche companies that once stood the test of time, let’s take a walk down memory lane and have one final browse.