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DC Brides-To-Be Get Their Running Shoes Ready


Win a free wedding dress at the Running of the Brides® sale on July 31st

WASHINGTON, DC – July 21, 2009 – Filene’s Basement is gearing up for the Running of the Brides® sale at their Mazza Gallerie location in Washington, DC on Friday, July 31, 2009. Hundreds of brides-to-be will camp out in anticipation of the 8:00am opening.

Filene’s Basement has teamed up with online wedding planning site to offer four lucky brides the chance to win a free wedding dress at this event. The winners will be able to choose from over 1750 brand name and designer wedding gowns, which are otherwise priced between $249 – $699. For contest rules and entry, visit

Filene’s Basement’s World Famous Bridal Event, Running of the Brides® has been a part of the framework of the wedding industry since 1947. Much like the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, the Running of the Brides® event has become a national phenomenon. When the clock strikes 8:00am, brides-to-be will sprint into the store to have the opportunity to buy the wedding gown of their dreams at an incredible discount.

“WeddingWire and Filene’s Basement have been working together for years to promote the Running of the Brides® events and we are so excited for the DC sale,” says Megan Hermeling, Community Manager for WeddingWire. “We just love to see brides come away with the wedding dress of their dreams for an incredible price!”

The early birds and their teams of helpers will arrive in the wee hours of Friday morning to grab their spot in line. Some will strategize, others will sleep, and even more will arrive in matching costumes just to have a good time. Whatever their intention, these teams will be ready when the doors open.

The Mazza Gallerie location will open early for the sale at 8:00am and close at 9:00pm. Checks, credit cards and cash are accepted. For more information and the chance to win a free wedding dress, go to

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About Filene’s Basement, Inc.
Filene’s Basement is an off-price retailer carrying a broad assortment of designer and brand-name fashion apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The store’s famous Bridal Gown Sale is held one day a year in selected Filene’s Basement stores and twice a year in its original store in Boston. For more information, visit

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