If you’ve seen one Claire’s store, you’ve probably seen them all. The one in Florence Mall is no exception. Yet if you want your ears pierced, Claire’s is currently the place to go.
Last year the chain of accessory stores was accused of using asbestos laced talc in its powder based makeup. Talc is easily inhaled and can cause particulate infiltration leading to several serous pulmonary conditions. The report, which the chain contested, caused sales to slump for most of 2017.
Now the group of teen-themed retailers is filing Chapter 11 in order to stay afloat. No stores are now reported to be closing, so a local right of passage is in no danger of being abridged…yet.