Throughout the 1990s, retail stores were more than just places to shop, they were destinations for hanging out, exploring, and getting in on the latest trends. I know I wasn't the only one who strolled the aisles at Blockbuster Video on Friday night. Even though time has marched on and these once-beloved retail stores are no more, they can still conjure up some great memories.

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An article from Cosmopolitan has a good list going but I wanted to highlight some of the ones I knew and loved. For example, Wicks 'N' Sticks. What a great store. I remember the smell of all the candles. Growing up I always hated being dragged to the mall after school. Although, it certainly beat doing homework. But Wicks 'N' Sticks made the mall visits tolerable.

Let's take a stroll down memory lane and take a look at some retail stores from the 1990s that have disappeared.

These 10 Texas Retail Stores From the 90's No Longer Exist

These stores remind me of a time when shopping was an experience and not just the click of a mouse button. While these stores may have faded physically, their impact on pop culture continues to live on. They serve as a reminder that even in a rapidly changing world, the memories we have of these nostalgic establishments are timeless.

Sadly, some of our favorite retail stores continue to close, even in 2023. For a look at some you may know, see below.

A List of 15 Big Retail Chains That Will Close Stores in '23

While consumers move more and more to online shopping, just like my wife, the landscape of stores is changing too. put out a list of major retailers that are cutting many of their traditional stores loose and taking on a smaller footprint.

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