Alfred Angelo Bridal closing many locations, including San Diego
4:51 PM, Jul 13, 2017
11:42 PM, Jul 13, 2017
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Brides across the country, including some in San Diego, are worried about their big day, after learning that one of the world's largest wedding dress retailers has filed for bankruptcy.
Alfred Angelo Bridal is closing many of its locations, including two in San Diego County due to reports of bankruptcy. The company's website makes no mention of the closure.
Now, the question is whether the women with dress orders will get their gowns in time - or their money back.
"Infuriated to like the fullest. I purchased this dress back in March," said San Diego bride-to-be Krystal Hinton. "I’m really upset and this is really crazy, it’s really sad, they just left us high and dry, nobody’s here to answer any questions."
Headquartered in Delray Beach, Fl., Alfred Angelo Bridal designs wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and wedding accessories. In 2014, Alfred Angelo celebrated 80 years of dressing brides for their big day.
By Thursday afternoon, the company's corporate office was nearly empty, according to the Palm Beach Post. The Wall Street Journal reports the company has hired Florida law firm Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson to handle the bankruptcy case.
There are two Alfred Angelo Bridal locations in the area:
9240 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego / (858) 292-7411
2665-C Vista Way, Oceanside / (760) 433 - 0400
Employees at the Clairemont Mesa store confirmed to 10news Reporter Bree Steffen that their doors would close for good Thursday night at 8 p.m. but they were shut sometime before 5 p.m. The store in Oceanside has not yet returned our calls.
Some of the women were told that their dresses would be shipped to them - but others were told to contact the store's bankruptcy lawyer at "firstname.lastname@example.org" for more information.