Annoyance seemed to be the theme as brides across the country found out that they were left high and dry when the Alfred Angelo dress chain, headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, abruptly announced it was closing for good. Many customers are reporting that they learned of the closures without receiving any warnings from the store operators.
On July 13th The Lincoln Journal Star reported, “Some brides apparently started showing up at the store after hearing the news. Lincoln police said they had to dispatch three officers to the store about 7:30 p.m. to deal with a report of angry brides making threats against the store. LPD said it did not make any arrests. Other brides took out their frustration on social media. Several posted that they were told by store employees that ordered items that had arrived at the store would be sent to people via FedEx. However, it's not clear what will happen to ordered items that had not yet been delivered to the store.”
On July 14, 2017, BBB learned of the nationwide store closings and an impending filing of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. On July 16, 2017, BBB noted that the company updated its website www.alfredangelo.com with the following statement:
"Alfred Angelo filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 14, 2017. As a result, all stores and wholesalers are closed. Margaret Smith was appointed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee. If you wish to be contacted regarding your order status once information is available please send an email to: email@example.com. We will post additional information regarding the status of dresses on this web-site as it becomes available."
BBB offers the following general tips to customers who have outstanding orders:
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