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Filene's Basement

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(617) 424-5520
497 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

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great experience, great label, in the vault. got a armani blazer for about 150.00 incredible buy, great service and not overwhelming. keep up the good work !!! your my one stop shopping, thanks

November 30, 2009
by travis

Filene's Basement; It was my "birthplace"!

I was born in Belmont, near Boston. When I was five--and living "down East" in N.S., I asked my mother where she got me and she quickly answered Filene's Basement in Boston. She said there was a beautiful Squaw standing up proud and tall on one of the counters, She was holding tight in her arms a cute little Papoose all wrapped in a pretty Indian blanket. She said the Papoose was so cute that she just had to buy her, a little girl-- and it was ME! I asked my mother how much she paid for me and she said "fifteen cents". I thought that was an awful lot of money she had to pay for me. All my life --even yet!-- I wondered about my "Indian Mother" the so-called "Squaw" whom I believed was the most beautiful woman in the whole world, and was I ever a proud little thing, knowing how extra special I was! I still hold that fantasy, and I thank my mother, an Acadian woman for this lifelong dream, and I often wished I had been an artist and could have made this original story into a BOOK! [JUNE 18, 1931 --BELMONT MA USA] (marie in PEI CANADA)

September 29, 2012

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