Alfred Angelo bridal shops closing doors forever, including one - Tucson News Now

Alfred Angelo bridal shops closing doors forever, including one in Tucson

Closed sign on Alfred Angelo's door (Source: Tucson News Now) Closed sign on Alfred Angelo's door (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Some brides in southern Arizona are scrambling to figure out what to do after the store where they bought their gowns and bridesmaid dresses closed up for good.

All Alfred Angelo bridal stores in the country are closing Thursday night, July 13. That includes the shop at 4336 N. Oracle Road in Tucson.

Many of the brides and their relatives Tucson News Now spoke with are in disbelief. 

“I’m in shock right now to tell you the truth,” said Beatriz Reyes, mother of one of the brides possibly left without a dress.

Store employees said if brides did not pick up their dress before 8 p.m. Thursday, it was too late. The store now has a closed sign on the door and customers are being referring to bankruptcy lawyers. 

UPDATE: An attorney representing the Florida-based company said on Friday, July 14, the company will work in every way possible with all customers to facilitate dresses that are in the stores or in transit. >> Alfred Angelo bridal chain files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

We spoke to a woman who came here tonight with her receipt in hand to get her dress – only to be turned away.

"I paid over $200 and I paid over $60 in just shipping. Now I don’t have a dress," bride to be Ana Serrano said. "The wedding is in two weeks and I don’t know what I’m supposed to do." 

Alfred Angelo’s slogan was "Your dream. Your dress." The company had 60 stores across the country. Thursday we found out they’re filing for bankruptcy. 

When asked why customers were not notified about the closing, the employees said it was all coming from corporate. The employees said they’re now left without a job or an explanation. 

One bride who found out about the store closing through the Tucson News Now Facebook page, said she is getting married soon and had already paid for half her dress. She came in tonight to pick it up but found out the dress isn’t here, it’s being altered. Now she said she won’t get her dress OR her money back. 

“It’s just an added stress that everyone knows for wedding planning, that’s the last thing you need. It’s something that I thought was settled and know I’ve got to have a Plan B,” Myisha Hoover said. 

For those brides who paid for their dress with a credit card and didn’t receive it they can try disputing the charge.   

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