These 7 Limited Too Catalog Pages Will Remind You Why It Was The Absolute Coolest Store In The Mall

Hey guys, remember Limited Too? In case you're unfamiliar with the store, it was basically just an insanely overpriced Forever 21 for the preteen set. And it was fabulous. For me, as a fourth-grader whose main interests were being able to stay up late enough to watch Disney Channel original movies (Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, anyone? Smart House? The Thirteenth Year? I could go on), Limited Too was the epitome of cool. It didn't matter that my parents were paying $40 for a terrycloth cover-up that would most likely fall apart in two or three weeks. I had to have it all. What can I say? Being well-dressed was a priority for a 10-year-old girl who was obsessed with someday reaching the coolness level of Lizzie McGuire.

While the tween clothing store Justice is technically the newest version of Limited Too, talk to any girl who experienced Limited Too back in its glory days and you will know that there's simply no comparison. In case you don't believe me, here are some of the best examples of things we all HAD to have at Limited Too. Get ready to feel really old, by the way.

1. Leggings Under Everything

Really, though. What was the fascination with just throwing a pair of leggings under virtually everything? It seemed to make so much sense at the time, but now? I'm just confused.

2. Details Are Important, Too

Let's take a second to focus on the bedazzled, giant pink iPod. So fab.

3. Cowboy Hats

I always remember going into Limited Too and seeing these kind of hats. I guess they thought that cowboy hats on tweens is cute. I mean, I proably thought so too when I was 10, but I also bought a trucker hat that read "I <3 Ashton Kutcher" when I was around that age, so... it's safe to say I was a little misguided. Now I just find the whole cowboy hat thing sort of strange and creepy. Everything is 20/20 in hindsight, I guess.

4. Swimwear

Limited Too swimwear was the coolest thing ever. Period. It all fell apart when you washed it, but regardless, for those three times during the summer that you got to rock that terrycloth cover-up, you were a queen.

5. Camisoles/Tank Tops

At some point, it just became really uncool to wear sleeves. Embroidered tank tops and camisoles were the style of choice. I remember I had a tie-dyed tank top from Limited Too that was lime green and had rhinestones all over it. I remember them falling off one by one, until there were none left...and I still wore it. The power of a brand name, people.

6. Cropped Sweaters

What was the deal with the sweaters that only came to the top of your rib cage? Does your stomach not get cold as a tween? Remember the ones that tied right under the bust line? What exactly is the point of that? I still don't know, but Limited Too sold a lot of them.

7. Striped And/Or Cropped Pants

I still don't understand the obsession with throwing a cropped, wide-leg pant/capri on 10-year-olds. It doesn't look good on anyone, let alone miniature people who are going through arguably their most awkward stage in life yet. And stripes? On pants? Why, guys? Why?

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