HENRICO Co., Va. (WRIC) — For the brides-to-be who already settled on a wedding dress from Alfred Angelo, many of them will have to start from scratch now that the company has officially said they won’t be able to fulfill every open order.
Back on July 14, the bridal retailer and their 62 stores nationwide filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. On the same day that the company filed, it immediately shuttered all of its stores and only left customers with an email address to contact regarding their orders.
This left many women, including brides and bridesmaids in Central Virginia scrambling just weeks before their big day.
The company’s full statement on their website reads:
“The Chapter 7 Trustee greatly regrets the upset that Alfred Angelo’s July 14th bankruptcy filing has caused its customers. While we have been successful in obtaining customer records and delivering many dresses and accessories for customers all over the country, even after the bankruptcy filing date, it has now become apparent that the logistical and financial strain of fulfilling each and every open order makes continuing that course of action no longer possible.
Thus, to the extent any order has not been fully delivered to a customer, it shall have to remain unfilled. If you believe you are owed any money, please use the link below to complete a proof of claim. Please be advised that neither the Chapter 7 Trustee nor her counsel are authorized to provide legal advice to any affected customer regarding their purchase.”
A bankruptcy court hearing is scheduled in Florida for Aug. 28.