Shop This: The Bridal Sale at Filene’s Basement

What: The Bridal Sale at Filene’s Basement, affectionately known as “The Running of the Brides”

The Lowdown: Okay, there are a lot of reasons to love Filene’s Basement, but this is what they’re famous for: fabulous bridal discounts. Think designer gowns, originally priced from $900 to $9,000, marked down to prices ranging from $249 to $699. How is that even possible? If you’re a bride-to-be, or happen to know someone who is, mark your calendar now. And remember to bring your running shoes.

Shop: You know it’s not online, and you wouldn’t pick your gown off the ‘net anyway, so you’ll just have to go the old-fashioned route and show up at a store. The sale schedule kicks off on Oct. 19, in Lawrenceville, NJ; click here to see when the event is set at a store near you.

~ Angela

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  1. Casie says

    I am planning my wedding right now, and I am on a tight budget.  This sale would be perfect, only I live on the other side of the US (west coast, not even close to NY) Well, atleast someone is getting a great deal on her dress.

  2. Nancy says

    I scored a $1200 dress for $250!  The alterations were more than the dress.

    I waited until 10am to avoid the chaos.  There were plenty of dresses left & I didn’t have to battle for mirror time.

    Towson, MD location

  3. April says

    It’s fun just to see the store open with all the brides and their bridesmaids/family dressed in matching outfits with hats and whistles.  I heard that if you want to miss the mayhem, most dresses will be back on the rack by the afternoon and you can shop a little more peacefully.

  4. Brenda says

    My son attended college in Boston I finally went to Filene’s Basement.  I loved the Downtown Crossing store the best with the “Automatic Markdowns”.  They are now closed for renovations, with a promise of the “Automatic Markdown” returning along with a new beautiful basement.  If my son is not in Boston when it reopens I’ve already planned a special trip for the occasion.  I ask the question as well, since I live in Los Angeles, WHY aren’t there any stores in California (or Las Vegas)??

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