Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Today is officially Filene's Basement's last day of business, and DNAinfo stopped by the Union Square store for a spotcheck. (In short, the discounts are obviously still crazy, the merchandise quite picked through.) They also spoke with a security guard, Leandrea Lewis, who was hired after the news of bankruptcy broke, and he shared a few of his most memorable experiences over the past two months.
Some women have cried at the thought of Filene's closing, he said. One guy tried to steal $600 worth of ladies' clothing, swearing it was for his mother. And another woman bought 30 wedding dresses one day. She came back the next day and brought[sic] 35 more, Lewis added.
Perhaps she's planning her very own Running of the Brides.
· Filene's Basement Closes Doors With Deep Discounts [DNAinfo]
· That's All, Folks: Filene's Is Closing for Good on Thursday [Racked NY]
· All Wedding Dresses are $59 at the UWS Filene's Basement [Racked NY]