The famous Filenes Basement, is on my list of jobs..Back then it was only in Boston,and drew celebs when they had their Fur Sales,and the Bridal Gown Runs. The cash registers were the size of Volkswagon Beetles..huge!
One of my stations, was to measure, and, sell hosiery..boy am I dating myself.
You would say to me, I need a 9 short, 28 inches. I would then have to go through the boxes till I found some..I became "Miss Gotham Gold Stripe".....the object of the Basement was, the longer the merchandise stayed in the store, the lower the price went..then it went to Charity...
Let me tell you..back then I was a size 3..and boy did I get deals!