Alfred Angelo Bridal stores closed, no longer fulfilling orders

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Bridal gown retailer Alfred Angelo has officially closed stores and filed for bankruptcy.

The company announced plans for the closures and remaining orders back in July.

The company had one store in the Columbus area, near the intersection of State Route 161 and Sawmill Road.

The Wall Street Journal reported the company hired a Florida-based law firm to handle its bankruptcy proceedings.

A sign taped to the window of the Dublin, Ohio location said, “CLOSED – Your merchandise will be shipped by store or seamstresses.”

Employees at the company’s Delray Beach, Florida headquarters were seen leaving the building en masse Thursday, the Palm Beach Post reported. The employees were carrying boxes, plants and other personal belongings.

Employees at an Orlando, Florida location passed out cards with the phone number of the law firm handling the bankruptcy to people who stopped by the store.

According to the company’s website, Alfred Angelo is one of the country’s largest manufacturers of wedding dresses. They have more than 60 stores across the country.

The company has since updated their website. They say the “logistical and financial strain of fulfilling each and every open order makes continuing that course of action no longer possible.”

Brides with unfilled orders will now remain unfilled. The company has included a link to a claim form if you believe you are owed money.

Many have taken to social media to vent their frustration with the situation.

 

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