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Workers remove a sign from the outside of a Sears department store in Nanuet.

The rise and fall of Sears, once the largest and most powerful retailer in the world

Sears was once the largest retailer in the world — but by February 2020, a mere 182 stores are expected to remain in operation.
Workers remove a sign from the outside of a Sears department store in Nanuet.

The rise and fall of Sears, once the largest and most powerful retailer in the world

Sears was once the largest retailer in the world — but by February 2020, a mere 182 stores are expected to remain in operation.
Old Navy has evolved quite a bit over the years.

Gap canceled its spinoff of Old Navy, but it’s still one of America’s most beloved brands. Here’s a look at its rise to be a retail ...

Though Gap reversed its decision to spin off Old Navy, the brand remains a beloved American company, outfitting families for nearly three decades.
Old Navy has evolved quite a bit over the years.

Gap canceled its spinoff of Old Navy, but it’s still one of America’s most beloved brands. Here’s a look at its rise to be a retail ...

Though Gap reversed its decision to spin off Old Navy, the brand remains a beloved American company, outfitting families for nearly three decades.

The rise and fall of Pier 1, the once-beloved destination for stylish and cheap home goods and decor

Pier 1 Imports is currently grasping for life, but for decades it was one of the most popular destinations for home goods and decor.

The rise and fall of Victoria’s Secret, America’s biggest lingerie retailer

Victoria's Secret has been one of the best-known and most talked-about brands in the country — increasingly, not in ways that it might hope for.
The Under Armour logo in a New York City store.

Here’s how Under Armour went from a new hotshot sportswear brand taking on Nike to having a wholly uncertain future

Kevin Plank stepped down after 23 years as CEO of Under Armour in October. We traced the rise and fall of the once-dominant brand.
The fast-fashion retailer is reportedly eyeing bankruptcy.

How Forever 21 went from a fast-fashion powerhouse to bankruptcy and a troublesome future

Forever 21 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. We traced the history of the teen retailer.
A JCPenney catalog from its heyday.

The 117-year rise and fall of JCPenney, one of America’s largest department stores

Once one of America's top department stores, JCPenney has struggled after a series of missteps. Here's how it has fallen from grace.
Les Wexner, left, and Jeffrey Epstein, right, were once described as "close personal friends."

Inside the relationship between Victoria’s Secret head Les Wexner and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, from ‘close personal friends...

Les Wexner is the CEO and founder of Victoria's Secret's parent company. His complicated relationship with Jeffrey Epstein is under scrutiny.