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Brides left high and dry after Alfred Angelo announces its closing

By Courtney Ortega

cortega@star-telegram.com

July 13, 2017 4:47 PM

Brides were left in a panic after news broke on social media Thursday afternoon that Alfred Angelo is closing all 62 of its locations around the country, including stores in Arlington, Garland and Frisco.

Founded in 1933, the Florida-based bridal chain is one of the largest wedding dress manufactures in the world, selling gowns at more than 1,400 retailers in the U.S. and worldwide. Per the Palm Beach Post, employees at Alfred Angelo’s corporate office in Delray Beach were seen vacating the building in droves on Thursday carrying boxes of personal belongings.

With little information being provided by the company, many angry brides took to Twitter to voice their displeasure. Several customers tweeted that they had yet to pick up their gowns and were worried they’d be left without a dress or a refund.

Yo, I swear to GOD @AlfredAngelo.... if you guys go out of business and screw my mom over for my wedding day. So many rumors and NO ANSWERS!

— Sara Banfield (@CleverestWitch) July 13, 2017

Bridal retailer, Alfred Angelo, reportedly closing all locations nationwide. Customers claim they won't be able to get their dresses. pic.twitter.com/XlOc8qr3r0

— Holly Harrar (@HHarrarBRC11) July 13, 2017

Any other #brides stressed about the #alfredangelo bankruptcy?? @theknot @WeddingWire @brides THIS IS SO MESSED UP

— Bravo Royalty (@BravoRoyalty) July 13, 2017

A call to the Arlington location was answered, but the sales associate we spoke with said the store did not have a comment at this time. Calls to both the Frisco and Garland locations were not answered.

Brides who have yet to pick up their gowns are encouraged to do so before 8 p.m. today.

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