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The UWS Filene's Basement seems to have hit the peak of its liquidation, as all of the items in the store are currently between 50-70% off. Wedding dresses are marked down to a measly $59 (all of them), so at that price you might as well buy one or two even if you're not planning on getting married anytime soon. My Upper West reports that as of Monday, the sales had capped off at 60%, but due to the increase, the racks are "definitely on the thin side."
When we stopped by the Filene's in Union Square after the news first broke that the chain would be shuttering, we were told that the markdowns were expected to run through the new year. By the looks of it, there might not be that much left after the holidays, particularly in the bridal department.
· $59 Wedding Gowns At UWS Filene's Basement Liquidation! [My Upper West]
· Filene's Basement Markdowns Have Begun in Union Square [Racked NY]
· What Filene's Basement's Closing Means for New York [Racked NY]