One of America's top bridal retailers is closing it's doors and could affect brides locally.
The company, Alfred Angelo Bridal has 60 stores in the U.S., but also provides its designs to 1,400 retailers.
Brides are posting online that Alfred Angelo Bridal, one of the largest wedding dress manufacturers and retailers in the world, is reportedly closing all locations. According to customer posts on the company’s official Facebook page some customers say they have been told the stores are closing and customers will not be able to get their dresses.
“I PAID IN FULL at time of ordering my wedding dress. All I have heard are rumors that the stores are closing. My dress was supposed to be ready next month. NO ONE is answering phone calls or messages. How do I go about getting my dress? This is an absolute nightmare,” another customer commented.
Phone calls to the corporate offices went unanswered and were not returned. Store employees refused to comment when asked by reporters if they were closing, but the stores were not taking future appointments. It is unclear if this will impact the company's wholesale business with other dress vendors.
According to its website, the Delray Beach, Florida-based company operates more than 60 Alfred Angelo Bridal Signature Stores in the U.S. Its designs are sold at 1,400 retailers across the globe.
The retailer was founded in 1933 by Alfred Angelo and his wife Edythe Piccione in Philadelphia. Piccione developed the designs, while Angelo oversaw the manufacturing of the dresses.