Alfred Angelo Closing: How David's Bridal is Helping Those who Ordered Dresses

Alfred Angelo Closing: How David's Bridal is Helping Those who Ordered Dresses

All the employees had left the store and only a sign was left on the door.

People who already paid for wedding gowns from the Alfred Angelo Bridal shop in Tukwila - including those who shelled out $1,600 for a dress - got calls informing them that the company was going bankrupt and the store was closing for good.

The Washington Post called the company's customer service line on Friday and got the answering machine.

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"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", Kirstynn Stoltz recalled to KENS 5.

Brides in Tulsa, Oklahoma were told on Thursday that they should expect their dresses to be mailed to them.

However, many others walked out empty-handed. They also ordered and paid for bridesmaid dresses, but they have no information on whether they'll get those. Mollie Frish, a seamstress at the Alfred Angelo store in Manchester, Connecticut, said employees were advised at the beginning of their shift on Thursday morning that it would be their last day of work.

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The sudden closure of Alfred Angelo's Bridal stores have left brides across the country upset and scrambling to find answers.

"I'm really trying to stay calm, but all the money we put into these dresses", Mejia said.

"They literally called me two days ago and said, 'Your slip is in. They have families that they have to take care of", she said.

With their original receipt, impacted brides and 'maids will receive 30% off of wedding dresses and 20% off of bridesmaid dresses at David's Bridal-including current promotion prices and clearance prices. They have more than 60 stores across the country.

Other retailers were stepping up to help. "I have a FedEx truck coming [today]", Englert said.

In a statement published on the Bridal Buyer website, the BBSA said: 'Retailers should try to remain calm whilst clarity is established on what they may have in place to deal with any outstanding orders.

Teri McKerlie has a January wedding, and maybe no dress.

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