NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of brides throughout the nation have been stood up.
Not on the altar, however at their bridal outlets.
Alfred Angelo Bridal abruptly shut down shops after submitting for chapter, leaving brides and their bridesmaids with out robes.
Wedding ceremony planning is already demanding. However think about dropping a gown after choosing one out and paying for it.
“There’s a variety of nervousness and uncertainty,” one lady advised CBS2’s Jessica Borg.
That goes for brides throughout the nation which might be displaying up at Alfred Angelo Bridal shops and seeing “closed” indicators.
Its 60 signature shops all of the sudden shut down Thursday, warning clients that they had solely hours to select up their clothes or lose them.
“I simply didn’t assume it’s proper to take individuals’s cash and say you’re not going to provide them refunds,” one other lady stated.
Nancy Lockton’s robe wasn’t prepared. So in a panic, she picked up a pattern gown.
“Alongside the identical strains, minus the sleeves and minus the individuals making an attempt it on. And I added three inches,” she stated.
After greater than 70 years of supplying different shops and promoting retail, the corporate is reportedly submitting for chapter.
Madison Debany, supervisor of RK Bridal on the West Aspect of Manhattan, stated yearly the shop sells a whole lot of hundreds of dollars in Alfred Angelo clothes.
She advised Borg she felt blindsided by the shutdown.
“I’m very disenchanted on the way it was dealt with on the highest degree,” she stated.
Specialists say the Alfredo Angelo bridesmaids clothes have been particularly widespread. At RK Bridal they’ve about one hundred open orders.
The shop is now serving to clients in a rush to switch these orders.
CBS2’s personal Andrea Grymes fell in love with one gown for her 5 bridesmaids and stated they’re “ranging from scratch now.”
“I’m simply so grateful that they didn’t place the order, as a result of they have been literately going to put it as we speak,” she stated.
Luckily, the store she was utilizing gave them again their deposits.
The silver lining for others is that Saturday is the Nationwide Bride Sale Occasion. Some shops are providing seventy five % off on the final Alfred Angelo clothes they’ve.
Different producers try to assist retailers and clients who positioned Alfred Angelo orders. Many aren’t charging rush charges to get new clothes to brides and bridesmaids that want them.