Scenes from Filene’s Basement’s last “Running of the Brides” in April. Hundreds of women attended the sale in Northwest D.C., many camping out overnight and bartering their way through the store in hopes of scoring a great deal.
The first shoppers in line break through the paper starting line in April. The "Running of the Brides" sale drew hundreds of brides-to-be to Filene's Basement in Washington. More than 1700 designer gowns, originally selling for as much as $9,000, were up for grabs for as little as $249. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post Buy Photo