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Fellini's Basement

Posted by Jim Botticelli  August 27, 2013 11:19 PM

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         You could go from  the Subway to Filene's Basement without experiencing nature once.
      "That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest" ... Henry David Thoreau
     Those pleasures were usually cheapest at the legendary Filene's Basement (some called Fellini's, in honor of the Italian film maker famous for crazy crowd events).

     From their literature: "A walk through Filene's Basement is like a walk down Fifth Avenue ... because everywhere you look you'll see the same exclusive designer and prestigious store names you'd see in New York, Paris, London and Milan. But there's one big difference-at the Basement, you'll experience the thrill of unbelievable prices .

     How do we do it? Our buyers shop for the best deals at the finest design houses in Europe, choosing the latest fashion trends, fabrics and colors for the sophisticated,
price-savvy Basement customer.

     You can shop for women, men, kids, and home with all the fine accessories to complete a wardrobe always at 30-60% off their original department & specialty store prices." Filene's ad.

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Jim Botticelli, a 1976 Northeastern University graduate, is a retired Boston Public Schools teacher. In college, he drove a cab and learned the city's cow paths. An avid collector of More »

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