10 Brand Names Gone, But Not Forgotten
If you were a fashionably dressed teen in the '80s you probably relished a trip to the mall. Girls would head to Merry Go Round to pick up their Cyndi Lauper-inspired fashions (fingerless gloves!) and the boys would load up on whatever they thought their pseudo-Valley Girl would like (skinny leather ties!). If the outfit was really, like, oh my god, radical, it would be off to Glamour Shots to be immortalized in soft focus.
Fashion is fickle and styles constantly changing. Most retailers are able to adapt by rotating merchandise. But Chess King (which actually had been around since 1968) and Merry Go Round, owned by the same parent company in their later years, seemed trapped in the amber of the New Wave era. Once the market for parachute pants, suspenders and Velcro wallets dried up, so did their sales, and they went out of business in 1996.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
- Real Money + Doug Kass + 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV