Put Away Your Running Shoes: Filene's Basement to Close

Deals & Discounts

Photos: Courtesy of Filene's Basement

Yesterday brought the news that the iconic, 102-year-old discount chain Filene's Basement will liquidate and close its doors. I know, I thought it, too: "No more Running of the Brides?!" Syms Corp., who owns the brand, filed for bankruptcy in Delaware, making this the third time that Filene's has entered into bankruptcy. All 46 locations will offer going-out-of-business sales through January—and if you've been to a Running of the Brides event before, you'll know that a Filene's sale is the retail equivalent of warfare. Bring a buddy (or a whole team of them), wear your most supportive shoes, and get ready to sweat. You might not unearth an off-price bridal gown on the liquidation rack, but I guarantee you'll score a few looks for showers and parties. Click here to watch our from-the-trenches video taken at a Running of the Brides in New York earlier this year. —Phillip B. Crook

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