Running of the Brides

Behold. Filene's Basement annual bridal sale: a mad horde of scrambling, sprinting, manic brides-to-be, hoping for a chance to snap up a high-end grown for less.

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One poor Filene's worker looks lost amid the piles.
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Behold. Filene's Basement annual bridal sale: a mad horde of scrambling, sprinting, manic brides-to-be, hoping for a chance to snap up a high-end grown for less. One poor Filene's worker looks lost amid the piles.
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The ladies lined up in force outside of Filene's early in the morning for a chance at some of the dresses.
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Once inside, it was a mad dash to grab all the dresses they could lay their hands on. Try-ons would come later -- first, they had to snap them up!
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The gowns are all worthy prizes -- check out this incredible bustled train!
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Several pristine white dresses all lined up in a row.
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One gal piled more than her weight in dresses into her arms.
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Trying the dresses on is inevitably where the real challenge comes in. These gals started trying on dresses behind a rack.
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Most ladies were wise enough to wear tight-fitting t-shirts to fit the dresses over what they were already wearing.
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Others recruited pals to help them zip up.
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Filene's attendants were on hand to help everyone slip into the dresses that they might one day wear down the aisle.
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Others just admired the piles and piles of luxury dresses.
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The pile of dresses in many places looked big enough to jump on!
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Women went wild pulling out dress after dress to decide which one was just right.
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This bride-to-be debuted a winning look, complete with someone to handle her long train.
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Behold, the winning look! A wise investment, complete with embellishments and tulle skirt.
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