One of the world’s leading manufacturer of wedding apparel, Alfred Angelo Bridal, have filed for bankruptcy and abruptly shut up shops across the whole of the US.
The chain spanned over 60 of its own stores and around 1,400 locations worldwide are stockists of the brand.
UK stockists have said they’ve been unable to get in touch with Alfred Angelo representative and they’ve been inundated with requests from panicking brides. A bridal shop owner said her phone was ‘ringing off the hook with Alfred Angelo brides desperately looking for replacement gowns.’
The company have issued the following statement on their website:
“Alfred Angelo filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 14, 2017. As a result, all Alfred Angelo stores, corporate offices and Alfred Angelo wholesalers are closed. Margaret Smith is the duly appointed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee. If you wish to be contacted regarding your order status once information is available please send an email to: [email protected] We will post additional information regarding the status of dresses on this website as it becomes available.
We apologize for the inconvenience and hardship resulting from this event. We appreciate your patience. Thank you.”
Disgruntled brides took to Twitter to share their disappointment at the devastating news.
Many retailers are kindly offering discounts to any brides that have been affected by the bankruptcy.
David’s Bridal issued the following statement on Facebook:
“We are aware that wedding dress retailer Alfred Angelo Bridal has closed most if not all of its stores, and as a result, brides and bridesmaids may not receive their dress order as expected. We know how much goes into planning a wedding, and want to ensure that everyone affected by this news can still have the day of their dreams.
Visit any David’s Bridal location in the U.K. and, upon presentation of your original branded Alfred Angelo retail receipt, receive special discounts on new wedding and bridesmaid dresses.”
We sincerely hope that you haven’t been affected by the closure and that you manage to get your hands on your dream wedding dress!