Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Filene's Basement holds 'Running of the Brides' sale

Filene's Basement holds 'Running of the Brides' sale

10
Jul '08
It's shopping as a full-contact sport. And the women who take part in the "Running of the Brides" at Filene's Basement in Maryland wouldn't have it any other way.

The latest bargain stampede takes place Friday at the Filene's Basement at Towson Marketplace on Putty Hill Avenue at 8:00 am

"We promise our vendors that we won't reveal the labels, but I can say that these are well-known names featured regularly on the pages of popular brides' magazines," said Anna Podore, the Basement's wedding gown buyer.

Which is why, when the doors open, there is a mad dash to the racks – held up by store employees so they don't topple - and those racks are usually stripped bare in under a minute.

Then it's time for the women to strip - down to leotards, sports bras or even underwear - to try on the gowns right on the sales floor.

If it doesn't quite fit, a seamstress can do the trick, and the bride can still come out way ahead.

But what happens if a petite bride found she pounced on a size 14 dress in pink chiffon instead of a size 4 in white satin? That's when the real fun begins, as the women start bartering to find the right designer or size. It's a ritual that turns Filene's Basement into an old- fashioned bazaar.

Filene's Basement


Must ReadView All

Fibre2Fashion: 21 years of serving textile-apparel-fashion industry

Textiles | On 17th Apr 2021

Fibre2Fashion: 21 years of serving textile-apparel-fashion industry

Fibre2Fashion, the online platform for the global...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 17th Apr 2021

China's economy grows 18.3% in Q1 2021

Powered by a strong domestic and foreign demand, China's economy grew ...

Pic: Shutterstock

Retail | On 17th Apr 2021

US retail sales saw strong rebound in March: NRF

As government cheques fattened consumers’ bank accounts and more...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Indian apparel industry looks poised for slow death

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Tech in fashion industry has hit acceleration button

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Blockchain is not a silver bullet for each and every problem in supply...

Nina Smith,

Nina Smith

GoodWeave International, a nonprofit working to end child, forced and...

Chendhuran Sundar,

Chendhuran Sundar

Headquartered at Singapore, Crocodile is a global fashion and lifestyle...

Rajesh Vig & Ritu Vig,

Rajesh Vig & Ritu Vig

Rajesh Vig and Ritu Vig, promoters of the kidswear brand Happy Feet,...

Sameer Sonkusale & Rachel Owyeung, Tufts University

Sameer Sonkusale & Rachel Owyeung
Tufts University

A team at the Tufts University in Massachusetts was recently in news for...

Suresh Patel, Non Woven Federation of India

Suresh Patel
Non Woven Federation of India

The Non Woven Federation of India (NWFI), representing the regional...

Wolfgang Plasser, Lenzing AG

Wolfgang Plasser
Lenzing AG

The Lenzing Group is an international company headquartered in Austria...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create...

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj, Samshek

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj
Samshek

Samshek is a fashion forward tech brand which combines digital experience...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

Samatvam, a womenswear brand that blends age-old craftsmanship with modern ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search