All good things must come to an end. But some good things have such a seemingly timeless quality that it's hard to picture a world without them.

Well, we may have to adjust our focus and get used to the possibility of some household words being escorted out the backdoor and into oblivion.

It would be weird to see JC Penney close up shop, but James Cash Penney's legacy may, indeed, see it's long, legendary run come to an end in 2013.

One of the most world-renowned cosmetics brands may no longer be with us after next year. Yep, "13"--as in 2013--may be a very unlucky number for Avon.

These and other well-known names are heading toward that last ride into the sunset. Click here to find out why.