Alfred Angelo abruptly closes its bridal stores nationwide

Brides-to-be are in a panic after bridal chain Alfred Angelo suddenly closed its doors nationwide. 

On Thursday, one of the employees confirmed to KENS 5 that the company is closing all of its stores and is filing for bankruptcy.

The bridal chain has a store in Turkey Creek off Parkside Drive. All calls have gone unanswered, and reports from The Palm Beach Post showed the corporate office was empty yesterday.

On Wednesday night, a woman shared how she nearly missed getting her wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. 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.

"They called me and told me that I had to pick up all of my bridesmaid dresses and pay them off tonight before the store closes," Stoltz recalled. "They said if we don't get here by tonight, we may not get our dresses at all. We already put 60 percent down on the bridesmaid dresses."

Stoltz said that the employee told her she could only pay by check or cash. She had less than an hour to get to the store and luckily, made it with five minutes to spare.

"If I didn't, I don't know what I would do because I wouldn't have my dream dress," Stoltz said.

Other brides-to-be weren't so lucky. Many women across the country took to social media. They commented on Twitter and questioned if they would ever receive their dresses or a full refund.

KENS 5 made multiple requests to get a comment from Alfred Angelo but the company has remained silent.

"I would definitely take legal action to it. This is ridiculous! We as brides, we need to know this stuff," Stoltz said. "This is our dream day and to not know what's going on with our dress, it's like our life. Our whole wedding is over if we can't get that dress."

According to Alfred Angelo’s official website, the company is based in Delray Beach, Florida and operates more than 60 stores in the U.S.

Contact for Claims:
Patricia A. Redmond, Esquire
Stearns Weaver Miller
150 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130
Phone: (305) 789-3553
Fax: (305) 789-3395
predmond@stearnsweaver.com
www.stearnweaver.com

Competing store David's Bridal posted on their Facebook page that they'll help brides caught in this scramble.

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