Published: Sun, July 16, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Local brides left without dresses after nationwide bridal chain closes

Local brides left without dresses after nationwide bridal chain closes

Alfred Angelo Bridal, which has 60 stores and 1,400 authorized retailers across the United States, suddenly shuttered without warning as it entered Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

In a letter to customers, a lawyer for Alfred Angelo, Kimberly Redmond, wrote that the company would "encourage" the bankruptcy trustee to "finish and fulfill as many orders as possible", according to the Times report.

"It hits heavy right here and we live in a - nothing's constant anymore in this world - and the one thing about a wedding dress is it's not just a dress", Jones said.

"[Employees] would not speak to reporters, but told a group of anxious customers to contact the law firm listed on the door and that the company had not paid them for work this week". Wilkowski paid for her dress in full, almost $1,400. No information was available on whether dresses would be shipped to customers or if refunds would be given out.

David's Bridal is offering to help by giving a discount to anyone who purchased wedding or bridesmaid dresses from Alfred Angelo and didn't receive them.

It is Redmond's email address, not one belonging to the bridal retailer, that is on notices that were taped to the front doors of stores that were shut down this week.

"They're literally filing for bankruptcy", said Pucci. Inside: the dress ordered from Alfred Angelo in June.

The company says if you bring in a receipt from the store, customers can get 30 percent off a wedding dress and 20 percent off bridesmid dresses.

"There was a blush one that I really liked and it looked really vibrant and when I put it on it was flawless, which is rare when trying on dresses", Wilkowski said.

"Right now I'm just angry because that was my own money, that was my own investment", Wilkowski said.

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