"This is the hustle and bustle of downtown," says Mantouvalos. Downtown crossing eclectic mix of upscale restaurants and unique shops can't beat out the shopping. "What can I say about Filene's Basement? It's legendary. There are designer clothes piled on top of each other. If you can deal with the elbows, you can get a great bargain." The store is currently closed for renovations but it has vowed to return.