RIP Claire’s, the purest store in any mall
As a child, when my mom finally let me roam the mall alone with friends, the first and only stop that mattered was Claire’s.
The hip AF store was the go-to place for accessories you definitely didn’t need, and jewelry that was very, very cheap and ~extra~. It’s where you got your feather-covered slap bracelets and rainbow knee socks. It was the land of statement chokers and press on nails. If you were especially cool, it’s where you got your ears pierced… FOR FREE.
Image: Claire’sClaire’s was and still is all that, but according to Bloomberg, the company is prepping to file for bankruptcy — a sign of possible doom for its stores across 47 countries. Read more…More about Business, Bankruptcy, Teens, Claires, and Culture
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