Alfred Angelo Bridal abruptly shuts down

Alfred Angelo Bridal abruptly shuts down

Alfred Angelo Bridal abruptly shuts down

The US chain, Alfred Angelo, abruptly closed its stores Wednesday (July 12), with the company filing for bankruptcy on Friday.

A popular South Florida-based wedding dress-maker broke their silence days after closing their stores leaving many brides-to-be scrambling. Taylor's also asked any brides who had previously ordered an Alfred Angelo gown to contact them. Patricia Redmond, a lawyer who represents Alfred Angelo, did not return a phone call.

Lin-Paul's, located at 101 N. Third St., notes on its windows that "All Alfred Angelo dresses must go", and they're on sale up to 75 percent off. "As a result, all stores are closed", the company wrote. "The lack of communication that I think bothers everybody", Rodgers said.

Meanwhile, competitors have been rushing to capitalise on the company's demise.

"We may still get them", Linda Taylor, the owner of the boutique, told CTV Kitchener.

Alfred Angelo Bridal one of the largest retailers and manufacturers of bridal gowns closed its stores nationwide
Alfred Angelo Bridal one of the largest retailers and manufacturers of bridal gowns closed its stores nationwide

Damon got wind of the store's possible closing on Thursday. Social media has been ablaze with frantic brides wondering about the status of their wedding dresses.

"This store is going above and beyond", said Kirk. Redmond said that's because the company kept little inventory, mostly ordering dresses for brides. Pacifico anxious that she would not get paid for hours worked this week and will lose out on sales commissions. "This is just a one-time, once-in-a lifetime situation", Medina said.

Police also had to deal with customers trying to forcibly open the doors at the very same store. "So they came and shopped with us".

Good news for brides left in the lurch that might not have been so lucky, Debbie's Bridal is offering former Alfred Angelo customers a deal, all you need is proof of receipt. An employee told her the rest of her order would be shipped to the address on file, Damon said. Beware of any person who claims they can help you retrieve your dress from the store for a fee, or any crowdfunding pages looking to raise money for a dress they lost. "I am completely speechless, and sit here with a full heart knowing that the generosity of others has provided me with an opportunity to find another dress I hope to love just as much, if not more, than the one I lost", McGraw said.

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