Filene's, the quintessential Boston department store is closing.
In the wrap up articles I've read, I was surprised to learn the origin of the name. The original owner was a man by the name of "Katz" and so he inverted the vowels in the word "Felines" for the name of his store.
Anyway, for anyone in Boston or near a Filene's, there's a feeding frenzy going on. I just bought a pair of Levi's jeans for $20 and a pair of Rockport shoes for under $50. Julie got a dress for $9.
The Chestnut Hill Mall store is picked pretty clean, but as of Saturday morning, the South Shore Mall store still had quite a large selection of clothes.
As Julie said, Filene's looks like Filene's Basement.