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Shoppers swarm Filene's clearance

But even amid this retail circus, many voice nostalgia and sadness over the end of an era

By Jenn Abelson
Globe Staff / March 7, 2006

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Dishes now fill the cosmetics counters. Bed skirts line sleek black shelves that once displayed perfumes by J. Lo and Marc Jacobs. The Coach purses are almost gone, and don't even bother looking for Calvin Klein lingerie. Filene's, once a beacon of shopping pride, is coming undone. (Full article: 882 words)

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