Voices From The Basement
Once one of Boston’s most well known shopping destinations, Filene’s Basement is the subject of Voices from the Basement, premiering Thursday, December 9 at 8:30pm on WGBH 2.
The Basement was founded in 1909 by Edward and Lincoln Filene, retail pioneers who introduced a radical discount model and forward-thinking philosophy in terms of employee rights. Voiceschronicles the 100-year history of the iconic department store, including the early beginnings, Filene’s trademarks like “Bargain Alley” and the “Running of the Brides,” and the flagship store’s tragic closing in 2007.
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Susan commented on 12.09.10
Running of the Brides has a special place in my memories of getting married. For a bargain shopper like myself, it was an memorable experience that combined the thrill of a deal and a special time with family and friends.
Ben commented on 12.06.10
I loved visiting Filenes Basement during the holidays. The lights and decorations in downtown crossing made it one of my favorite holiday events.