It’s a bride’s worst nightmare….left without a dress with a wedding fast approaching!
Unfortunately, that’s the situation many Tucson brides and bridal party members are experiencing today, after a major bridal store abruptly closed it’s doors for good.
Alfred Angelo, a nationwide chain manufacturer and seller of wedding gowns, bridal party dress and more, shut down all of it’s signature stores on Thursday night, July 13.
This includes the shop at 4336 N. Oracle Road in Tucson, where hundreds of brides discovered their dream dress, only to be devastated when the shop closed without warning. Now, these brides are in disbelief, left scrambling to find a dress and the money to pay for it.
Store employees allegedly called customers Thursday and told them they had to pick up their dress before 8 p.m., and their expensive gowns may or may not be there.
Like stores across the nation, the Oracle Road store now has a closed sign posted on the door, and they are referring everyone to bankruptcy lawyers, leaving blushing brides shocked and frustrated.
Your dream. Your dress is Alfred Angelo’s slogan, but this is more of a nightmare than a dream for these brides. The company is filing for bankruptcy, and store employees said this sudden news is coming from corporate, and they are left without an explanation or a job.
Brides who were having their dresses altered are also out of luck. For brides on a budget, this is a huge blow, as they suddenly need to put together the money for a new dress, with their nuptials getting closer and closer.
The store posted an email address on the door, directing customers to take up their complaints and concerns with bankruptcy lawyers. Brides who purchased their gowns with a credit card and didn’t receive it can try disputing the charge with their credit card companies.