Brides-to-be panic as bridal retailer Alfred Angelo abruptly closes


Alfred Angelo plans to liquidate its assets, said Patricia Redmond, a lawyer for the Florida firm Stearns Weaver Miller that handled the bankruptcy filing. "No information was available on whether dresses would be shipped to customers or if refunds would be given out".

"I rolled over and looked at my phone as you know most girls my age would do in the morning and scrolled through social media and saw that they filed for bankruptcy", Jenna Elliot said.

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"They called and said they were going out of business and pick it up by 6 o'clock", Nicole Gross, a bridesmaid in an upcoming wedding, told CBS News in NY.

The website said the company's wedding, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses are available at over 1,400 retailers in the USA and worldwide, as well as more than 60 Alfred Angelo Bridal Signature stores in the U.S.

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The store closed its doors for good that same day. She said she called the retailer and got a recording that said lines were down due to a power outage and to fax orders in.

"I asked if they were going out of business".

They can also order a new dress, and Stephanie Leigh will waive all of the rush-order fees.

Others who weren't so lucky shared another strategy: going to a competitor (several are offering discounts to Alfred Angelo's customers) - and contacting credit card companies to try to claw back payments. "And once they say, 'This is the one, ' they put their deposit down and they are happy".

The news of the store closing has her scrambling to make sure her wedding goes on as planned.