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A Woman Bought 65 Wedding Dresses at Filene's In Union Square

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Not this woman, but she looks pretty happy too. Image via <a href="http://gonyc.about.com/od/winterinnewyorkcity/ig/Running-of-the-Brides/Bride-Buried-Under-Dresses.htm">GoNYC</a>
Not this woman, but she looks pretty happy too. Image via GoNYC

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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]

Filene's Basement

40 East 14th Street New York NY