Post # 1
Is anyone interested in getting a group together to go to this?
Running of the Brides® in Chicago
Friday, July 23, 2010
One N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
8:00am to 9:00pm
Cash, checks and major credit cards
All sales final
http://www.filenesbasement.com/bridal.php or Bridal Event On Facebook
Brown, Orange, Green, Pink and Purple lines stop at Madison and Wabash.
Red Line stops at Monroe and State
Blue Line stops at Washington and Dearborn
Post # 3
I almost wish I didn’t have my dress so I could come! Sounds fun.
Post # 4
I bought my dress at it last year! I TOTALLY recommend it!!! Feel free to pm me for advice!! : )
Post # 5
i plan to go to this!! and if i can’t find anything i like there i swear i’m getting my dress from china. i may just be really cheap, but i absolutely cannot bring myself to spend thousands on a dress i will wear ONCE.
Post # 6
Good luck! I did the Kleinfeld’s Blowout Sale and got a great price on a dress, so I think these things are worth it.
Post # 7
I was going to go but ended up buying my dress…crazy that i ran across this post though because I emailed this lady a few months ago who works at Filene’s about plus size dresses and she emailed me today about the sale and tips…if anyone would like a copy of the email PM me!
Post # 8
someone asked…so i am posting them…
Last Minute Tips for Success
- Drink lots of water
- Get a good night’s sleep
Friday morning, before you leave the house
- Food is fuel–have a good breakfast
- Dress in a sports bra and bike shorts, leotard or swim suit
- Leave your handbag behind; you’ll want as little as possible to keep track of
- Don’t wear make-up—it might rub off on the dresses
- No jewelry; last year a bride-to-be lost her engagement ring when it got caught on a lacy dress.
Best time to arrive at the store Friday morning
- If you want to be part of the ‘rush to the racks’ then you should be at the store by 6:30am
- Otherwise, arrive later (anytime after 11:00am) when things have calmed down and you can peruse the racks at your own pace; go to Link to the arrive later landing page
At the sale
- Be considerate and play fair; please, please, please don’t horde dresses; grab what you can, go through the dresses quickly and give up what you don’t want so other brides can get started; Filene’s Basement reserves the right to limit the number of gowns you can hold at one time.
- Be open-minded –try on whatever comes your way; if you focus too much on a specific style or label, you might just miss the dress of your dreams
- Remember, gowns usually run small; don’t even look at size tags. Just eyeball the dress and if it’s close to your size, try it on. There will be experts on alterations and cleaning there to advise you
- Take a break if you get tired and cranky; grab some water
- Take pictures and have fun! These memories will last a lifetime.
Cash, checks with ID, major credit cards are accepted. One day sale; gowns are not returnable.
Visit http://www.filenesbasement.com for more information, including directions to the store.
NOTE: This event will likely be photographed and taped by local news outlets and by other photographers for possible broadcast or publication. By your entrance into and presence at the sale, you give unqualified consent to record, use and publicize your voice, actions, likeness and appearance in any manner in connection with news coverage and/or publicity. If you do not wish to be photographed or videotaped, please hold your hand up and inform the camera operator of your wishes. All photographers are required to have press credentials or Filene’s Basement authorization tags visible to customers. If you have any questions, please locate a Filene’s Ba
Post # 9
Did anyone have any luck?? I went with a friend at about 3:45, and she found a GORGEOUS Anne Barge dress. We were very impressed with the selection, even that late in the day, and had a blast. I wish it happened more than once a year in Chicago! I highly recommend it.
Post # 10
I found my dress there! It worked out great 🙂 I’m SO pleased with it! It’s a Mori Lee dress.
Post # 11
i found my dress there too!!
and my sister and i laughed so hard at so many terrible brides. great bonding experience 🙂
Post # 13
i actually don’t have one! i have no idea which dress it is (designers and whatnot at sooooo not my thing) and it’s at my sister’s house.
but it’s super pretty. i promise 😉
Post # 14
Well glad you found something you liked! It was kind of tricky to find my style number off the tag that was on the dress, but eventually I figured it out! Even though you typically need alterations, it’s so nice to take the dress home the same day!!! 🙂 Oh, and you can’t beat the price.
Post # 15
I did the ROB in Boston in Feb and got a dress. I paid $249 and it’s a Watters. I found this event to be 100% worth it and only need about $100-$200 worth of alterations.
I say do it even if you don’t end up with a dress…AND try everything on you can in your size (or about your size). Best of luck.
Post # 16
This is my friend’s dress she ended up with:
except the waistband is a beautiful blush pink color 🙂
It’s gorgeous and perfect for her!