Our favorite tween retailer may have closed its doors, but its legacy has left memories of our tween-and-teendom minds, particularly our love for sPeAkInG iN MiXeD cApS:
1. You wanted to be this girl (or at least wanted that vest…which was so much cooler than what Free People sells today)
2. You were too old for Limited Too (RIP) but you still wanted to be trendy–it was the perfect mix of tween and teen, and 100% badass.
3. Every item had a girl’s name (did they use the list of most popular girls’ names between the years of 2006-2014?) and yet, despite the most unique names, you were dumbfounded to find out your name was used for a pair of baby blue bootcut mid-rise jeans.
4. Two Words: CATALOG SHOPPING. When the dELiA*s catalogue came in the mail, you did everything in your power to ignore your homework and dog ear everything you wanted for the upcoming season. What better way to spend the afternoon after school than flipping through deliA’s with a Fruit By The Foot?
5. When you wanted to place your order, you had to *fill out an order form*.
6. Limited Too introduced us to graphic tees, but dELiA*s expanded on the selection (it took up four whole pages in the catalog!)
7. The brand introduced us to printed henleys, flannel sheets with clouds on them and square-cut necklines.
8. Paul Frank PJs: The sleepwear of camp girls everywhere.
13. In the early ’00s, deliA*s introduced pop culture on the first two and last two pages of the catalog, so with your parents’ permission (or not…), you could go online and read all about O-Town’s new song or take quizzes on how to get your crush to like you.
14. If camo shorts and floral sleeveless button-ups existed today, you’d totally still wear them on a daily basis.