Alfred Angelo bridal retailer files for Chapter 7, closes South Florida stores

Alfred Angelo bridal retailer files for Chapter 7, closes South Florida stores

Alfred Angelo bridal retailer files for Chapter 7, closes South Florida stores

Known for its Disney-themed designs, the company has operated 60 stores in the USA that sell its products. Their gowns and dresses are also sold at more than 1,400 wholesale stores worldwide, including almost two dozen in the Philadelphia area. "As always, brides-to-be will find an unbelievable selection of designer wedding dresses up to 80% off the retail price while supporting breast cancer charities causes!"

The company's closure left more than a few brides without wedding dresses for their upcoming nuptials. "I bought my dress off the rack", she said. But it unfortunately was. As of Friday afternoon, she had been unable to figure out where the US$195 dress was.

She and her fiance may end up purchasing new dresses out of pocket. "Now it's kind of like, 'is my color scheme going to match anymore?"

"We got some very concerned phone calls about what to do", said Vincent Saladino, who owns Virginia's Bridal in Queens. And they're, like, packing up the merchandise that's in the store.

"The chances of us getting our dresses and getting our money back - who knows?"

"I know it's just a dress, but you know it's your special wedding day", said Watson.

GARCIA-NAVARRO: Near was finally able to track down her dress. And now my coworkers are telling me.

Redmond came to Miami for college, attending the University of Miami and then graduating from its law school in 1979. While the typical wedding takes about 13 months to plan and the average cost of a wedding dress was $1,671 in 2015, customer tastes - as in every retail category - vary. I called the store and no one answered.

Alfred Angelo Bridal abruptly closed 60 bridal stores Thursday night after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

The bridal dress shop, in a busy strip mall across from the McDonald's on High Street, had a sign taped to the door that read "store closed".

Alfred Angelo has between 10,001 and 25,000 creditors, which appear to include municipalities, customers who made deposits, and landlords, according to its bankruptcy filing. If you wish to be contacted regarding your order status once information is available, please send an email to On top of that, the company announced that there would be updates on the order status for their clients on the same site as soon as they become available to them.

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