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13 Actually Kind of Tasteful Things to Buy at Claire’s Before It Closes

To browse the Claire’s website is to enter a time machine and get out in a world of Backstreet Boys bangers (or were you more of an NSYNC girl?), freshly pierced ears, snap bracelets, puberty, and malls that were actually filled with people. But today, suffering under a pile of over $2 billion of debt, Claire’s filed for bankruptcy. A ’90s fashion revival and Lil Uzi Vert mall-goth Grammys outfit alone were unable to save it.

As of now, Claire’s will still keep all of its stores open, and it thinks it can pull through, given that you can’t get your ears pierced on Amazon, but in these times there’s really no saying how long it’ll last. If recent trends teach us anything, it probably won’t be that long. Just last week, less than a year after filing for bankruptcy itself, Toys ‘R’ Us announced it’ll be closing all of its stores. So while it’s hard to find Claire’s stuff that we actually like now that we’re older than 12, we took a little trip in the time machine and surfaced 13 crazy-cheap things we actually might still buy and wear now. Naturally, it’s heavy on the earrings.

60MM Smooth Gold Hoop Earrings

Can’t really go wrong with a pair of gold hoops.

18kt Gold Plated Mixed Metal Hoop Earrings

Or a set of three smaller hoops in gold and rose gold.

18kt Gold Plated Flamingo Stud Earrings

These flamingos are like the acceptable adult version of some of the more embarrassing cartoon-earring mistakes you made as a tween.

18kt Gold Plated Cherry Bomb Earrings

Or if you prefer cherries.

Sterling Silver Crescent Moon Stud Earrings

Some dainty crescent moons, for under ten bucks.

Sterling Silver Planet Stud Earrings

And sterling-silver Saturns, if you believe aliens are real.

Red Carved Rose Stud Earrings

Remember those colorful spiky studs that everyone used to wear? These are way better.

Gold Bar Pendant

A very simple gold-bar pendant necklace that sits right at the collarbone.

Silver Open Circle Long Pendant

A silver circle that hangs below the chest.

Gold-Tone Infinity Ring

A classic little gold infinity ring that you don’t have to worry about wearing every day.

18kt Rose Gold Plated Chevron Earrings

If you’re looking for dainty, these rose-gold chevron earrings are for you.

18kt Gold Plated Rose Gold Ball Earrings

Some easy-to-wear everyday rose-gold ball earrings.

Pink and Gray Classic Hair

Because scrunchies are back.

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13 Actually Kind of Tasteful Things to Buy at Claire’s