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Brides Storm Filene's Basement's Discounted Dress Sale

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If you really want to succeed at the Running of the Brides -- a tradition at Filene's Basement since 1947 -- you've also got to be willing to wait on line for hours, if not all night, so you can join the lucky few who get to run wild, tearing white gowns off the racks when the store opens.

"It certainly doesn't hurt to have some military training," said Michelle, an Army nurse stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. She drove 700 miles with her mother and a friend to take part in the Feb. 5 Running of the Brides in New York City.

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