- Facebook/Alfred Angelo
Brides across the US have been left in limbo after a popular wedding brand abruptly closed its doors Thursday.
Alfred Angelo, a brand that sells bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, shuttered many of its 60 stores across the US without giving customers prior warning.
On Sunday, it confirmed it had filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and will be closing all remaining stores.
The brand has been in business for over 80 years. Its special occasion dresses are also stocked in 1,400 retailers.
Irate brides took to social media to complain, and many are saying that they don’t know whether they will receive their dress or get a refund.
— Amanda Vito (@amanda_vito) July 13, 2017
Customers said they had been unable to reach stores by phone.
On Thursday, some customers went to stores to find out what was happening.
— Jennifer Ortega (@JenniferNOrtega) July 13, 2017
They were told they would have until 8 p.m. that day to pick up orders.
Alfred Angelo Bridal will close at 8PM. Everyone with an order has to come pick up their dresses by tonight. Said they can't comment further pic.twitter.com/PT8shPDyG3
— Ashley Edlund (@AshleyEdlund) July 13, 2017
Alfred Angelo did not immediately return Business Insider’s request for comment. However, on Sunday the brand released the following statement:
“Alfred Angelo filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 14, 2017. As a result, all stores and wholesalers are closed. Margaret Smith was appointed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee. If you wish to be contacted regarding your order status once information is available please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post additional information regarding the status of dresses on this web-site as it becomes available.
We apologize for the inconvenience and hardship resulting from this event. We appreciate your patience. Thank you.”