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Retailers that came back from the dead

Following a cascade of retailers filing for bankruptcy or otherwise closing hundreds of stores, there's finally some good news.

Over the past year, several of the companies that consumers said goodbye to have announced that they're polishing up their nameplates for a new act.

Whether these gone-but-not-forgotten names are making their return exclusively on the Web or will once again operate physical shops, these companies run the gamut from fun, flirty '90s stores to a sexy lingerie seller.

They also join a list of companies that were forced to fold during the throes of the recession but have since gotten another chance at life.

Is your favorite brand of yesteryear making a comeback? Click ahead to find out.

By CNBC's Krystina Gustafson
Posted 30 July 2015
Updated 19 Feb. 2016

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