July 15 (UPI) — Alfred Angelo Bridal has closed all of its stores, leaving brides-to-be across the nation without their gowns after paying deposits for their weddings.
The private national chain, which has 60 stores and sells its products at 1,400 locations worldwide, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation in Florida. The chain is based in Delray Beach, Fla.
Alfred Angelo, which opened in 1933, plans to liquidate its assets, said Patricia Redmond, a lawyer Stearns Weaver Miller, the Florida firm handling the bankruptcy filing.
Redmond wrote a letter to customers that was later obtained by The New York Times. In it, the attorney said the company would motivate their trustee to “finish and fulfill as many orders as possible.”
Adding that Alfred Angelo “regrets” the filing’s “dramatic impact” on brides-to-be, Redmond said the company would work to fulfill all orders already purchased from Alfred Angelo.
“It typically always gets better after the bankruptcy filing for customers who have goods that have already been purchased,” Redmond wrote.