This very evening, Filene’s Basement will close its doors forever, which means it’s time to start reminiscing. One security guard shared his experience of the store’s liquidation sale with Racked. He reports that some customers grew tearful during the store’s final days, and one guy tried to steal $600 worth of ladies’ clothing, claiming it was for his mom. Meanwhile, a woman bought 30 wedding dresses one day, then came back the next day and bought 35 more.
Participants of the Running of the Brides run in to Filene’s Basement on May 20, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. At Filene’s Basement’s Running of the Brides, Slim Fast, the brand known for helping millions of people slim down quickly, encouraged brides to get the perfect fit in the perfect dress. While waiting in line to rush the racks and purchase their dream dresses, Slim Fast entertained brides with fun bridal shower games. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images for Slim-Fast)