Alfred Angelo, a bridal gown company, has declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy. All stores and wholesalers are being closed immediately.
The company initially made no statement on social media about the closing. The only announcement they put out was on store doors with signs reading "Store Closed."
Customers found out about the closing when they went to pick up their dress. Angry customers contacted corporate offices, but no one from corporate was answering. Offices were empty, and when customers asked for a refund, they were told they would not receive one.
The company finally made a statement on Sunday.
"Alfred Angelo filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 14, 2017. As a result, all stores and wholesalers are closed. Margaret Smith is the duly 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 website as it becomes available.
We deeply apologize for the inconvenience and hardship resulting from this event. We greatly appreciate your patience. Thank you."
Alfred Angelo's closing came after the company failed to find a buyer. The abrupt closing has left workers without jobs and brides without dresses.