Bridal retailer Alfred Angelo abruptly closed its stores on Thursday night without notice, leaving brides and wedding parties scrambling to pick up their dresses.
The company has more than 60 stores across the U.S., including one location near the Dayton Mall. Here are five things you need to know:
1. WORRIED BRIDES Alfred Angelo suddenly closed all stores Thursday night, causing brides and bridesmaids to rush to stores before 8 p.m. to try and pick up their dresses.
2. DAVID’S BRIDAL STEPS UP David’s Bridal is offering 30 percent discounts to brides who are left without dresses because of the closures. The chain is also offering 20 percent off to impacted bridesmaids. The chain said it was also waiving “rush fees” on alterations.
“We know how much goes into planning a wedding, and we want to ensure that everyone affected by this news can still have the day of their dreams,” David’s Bridal wrote on its website. “If you recently purchased a wedding dress or bridesmaid dress from an Alfred Angelo retail store and did not receive it, we are offering a discount on a replacement dress of your choice.”
3. CORPORATE EXIT Employees at Alfred Angelo’s corporate office in Delray Beach “left the building en masse on Thursday, carrying boxes, plants and other personal belongings,” according to the Palm Beach Post.
4. LOCAL IMPACT Alfred Angelo has a location near the Dayton Mall, where concerned customers lined up outside to pick up their dresses. There were at least three Alfred Angelo Bridal stores in the state — Miamisburg, Dublin and Boardman. There are other stores and specialty shops that carry the label.
5. CUSTOMER SERVICE Customers worried about their dresses are being told by employees of the now-closed Alfred Angelo Bridal store in Miamisburg to call customer service at 888-218-0044 or email email@example.com.
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