Apparent closure of Alfred Angelo's retail stores nationwide leaves brides scrambling
- Author: Darren Santiago Jul 15, 2017,
Jul 15, 2017, 0:39
Most of the clients who ordered wedding dresses were out at least 50% of the value of the dress and some as much as 100%.
On Friday, the sign on Alfred Angelo Bridal in Manchester read closed.
On Thursday, thousands of brides to be were stunned when they received notices that their wedding dresses would not arrive for their big day after the nationwide, abrupt closing of all Alfred Angelo Bridal Shops.
"It was super frustrating", she said.
"I knocked on the doors until someone came out, " she said. After news of the closings broke, brides scrambled to pick up dresses before the stores shut their doors for good at 8 p.m.
Customers say they have been unable to reach stores by phone. I am so sorry to all other brides, bridesmaids, and employees who were hurt over this. She'll be a bridesmaid in a wedding that's coming up, but wasn't expecting to get her dress any time this month. Kirstynn Stoltz said that she had just gotten home in La Vernia when she got a call from one of the stores in San Antonio.
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David's Bridal, the leading bridal and special occasion retailer in the United States, will offer discounts and alterations support for brides and bridesmaids impacted by the closures of Alfred Angelo retail stores.
Alfred Angelo Bridal had almost 60 locations across the country.
As he was leaving, one employee gave 8News a piece of paper that said, "Store Closed" and also listed an email address to email for further information.
"I actually didn't get a call", said Nancy Lofton, bride.
In a statement published on the Bridal Buyer website, the BBSA said: 'Retailers should try to remain calm whilst clarity is established on what they may have in place to deal with any outstanding orders. "So, we got all of her wedding jewelry sorted out and got a couple of dresses for my wife as well".
Media outlets in Massachusetts, Florida and Pennsylvania were all reporting the chain's stores are closing today.
Holly Fudge, a Kettering resident, said she has two friends who bought dresses from the store.