Before I found these boards I thought it would be best to pay off my accounts and close the cards - little did I know!
Today I called Lane Bryant to ask if they could ropen the account I closed with them 3 years ago or if I would have to reapply. My amazingly awesome CSR (who was friendly and cheerful) said it wouldn't be a problem and reopened it on the spot, told me I could go to a store this evening if I wanted and use the card.
Yay! The TL is one of the oldest I have, from 1991.