Brides Scramble For Dresses And Information After Alfred Angelo Stores Close Abruptly

Alfred Angelo filed for Chapter 7 failure after shutting dozens of a stories, withdrawal brides and bridesmaids struggling to get dresses they’ve paid for. This record print shows dresses from a company’s 2010 season.

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Alfred Angelo filed for Chapter 7 failure after shutting dozens of a stories, withdrawal brides and bridesmaids struggling to get dresses they’ve paid for. This record print shows dresses from a company’s 2010 season.

Bebeto Matthews/AP

Days after dozens of Alfred Angelo Bridal stores sealed with small or no warning, brides and their desired ones have been struggling to lane down dresses they’ve paid for — and creation strait skeleton if they can’t find them.

Alfred Angelo reportedly sealed all of a 61 spousal stores during a finish of business Thursday night as partial of a devise to record for bankruptcy, annoying business and withdrawal employees in a lurch. The counsel doing a box says she has perceived some-more than 7,000 emails about it.

To assistance those who competence not get their dresses, some former brides are now charity adult dresses for giveaway — and member hire KPCC in Southern California is regulating a #dressmatchmaker hashtag to harmonise dress exchanges.

KPCC reports from a stage of a West Covina location:

“[Employees] would not pronounce to reporters, though told a organisation of disturbed business to hit a law organisation listed on a doorway and that a association had not paid them for work this week.

“Local brides and bridesmaids milled in front of a store for hours, any one peering nervously by a windows and knocking on a glass. Many pronounced their dresses were inside a store and already paid for. No information was accessible on either dresses would be shipped to business or if refunds would be given out.”

In a face of a unfortunate need for information, there’s been no plead of a closings on a Alfred Angelo website or amicable media accounts. Its “customer care” comment hasn’t tweeted given Jul 5.

The Miami failure counsel who’s doing a box for Alfred Angelo is Patricia Ann Redmond; she told The Miami Herald that she’s perceived “about 7,300 emails” given Thursday.

It is Redmond’s email address, not one belonging to a spousal retailer, that is on notices that were taped to a front doors of stores that were close down this week. Redmond pronounced she wanted it that way, to be certain business got a response.

“I’ve been prioritizing them by a dates of their weddings,” Redmond said.

Faced with appearing marriage dates, brides, their mothers and other members of marriage parties are regulating Alfred Angelo’s Facebook page to plead how to collect dresses they’ve already paid thousands of dollars to purchase. The hottest tips describe to a names and phone numbers of third-party seamstresses who’ve been operative to change dresses — and who competence be means to combine dresses and their recipients.

“Wow, I’m in a marriage in Oct and a bride and ALL a bridesmaids have already paid for their Alfred Angelo Bridal dresses,” Sara Cretser wrote on a Facebook page, “and now we are left with no dresses and no refund.”

Employees during Alfred Angelo’s store in Tulsa, Okla., non-stop on their possess Friday morning to assistance people get their dresses, several business on a store’s Facebook page said. A bride-to-be pronounced a store’s staff is treating any dresses that were underneath deposition to be entirely paid — and that they’re regulating FedEx to boat out dresses.

“I would like to contend appreciate we to a staff during a Tulsa Oklahoma location, they didn’t have to be here currently to take caring of all a people that bought dresses,” Maegan Alyssa Fletcher wrote, adding that a employees aren’t expected to be paid for their work.

Others who weren’t so propitious common another strategy: going to a aspirant (several are charity discounts to Alfred Angelo’s customers) — and contacting credit label companies to try to scratch behind payments.

Bridesmaid Natalie Buck, who’s in a marriage in October, told KPCC that when she called Visa about a situation, “They pronounced that if a association doesn’t follow by afterwards they will give me my money, and they will go after Alfred Angelo.”

Alfred Angelo is formed in Delray Beach, Fla., north of Boca Raton. The association has been in business for some 80 years — though it has now filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, that means it wants to repay a resources and go out of business rather than find to restructure a debt. Under that plan, any creditors would be left to separate whatever deduction are collected from offered a company’s assets.

In further to failure proceedings, a South Florida Business Journal reports that a spousal chain’s domicile are also a theme of an eviction lawsuit.

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