As Alfred Angelo closes all stores, here’s what brides-to-be can do
Bride-to-be Darlene Mejia, 27, waited nervously Friday morning outside the Alfred Angelo store closed on Tyler Street and Magnolia Avenue in Riverside.
Her $ 1000 dress, a white strapless dress with a skirt and full-bodied blouse, was paid to the store to be pressured to her marriage on July 22.
Mejia was in disbelief when she had a message for 6 hours from her mother.
“The store is closed,” he told Mejia. “You’d better see if you can get her dress.”
She tried the phone numbers that appear on a note engraved on the workshop door, but only recordings. He wondered why someone from the store did not call Thursday when they were still open.
Fortunately for her, Mejia found the dress, although her candles were missing.
Alfred Angelo, one of the largest manufacturers and retailers around the world for wedding dresses, has closed its 60 stores in the United States when Chapter 7 bankruptcy filed.
The retailer, known for its theme Disney designs has also partnered with some 1,400 retailers.
“I really try to stay calm, but all the money we put on these dresses,” said Mejia.
On Friday afternoon, Mejía told the person to alter cargo and ironing clothes for the store has a Rancho Cucamonga store, where work is done. His cousin made calls and found himself.
The dress was safe, the merchant told her. As for candles, you can buy another set, but within a few days of understanding that.
Married parties or girlfriends who have been hit by the sudden closures were invited to contact Patricia A. Redmond’s attorney with Stearns law firm Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff and Sitterson in Miami. Redmond could not be reached on Friday and his assistant could not provide any information either.
“We have no comment right now,” he said.
Tory Dean, a store manager at Dresser Bridal Couture in Fullerton, said she thought something was happening before the stores were closed abruptly.
“We got the air out last weekend,” he said. “We did a few walks at the door that went to Alfred Angelo’s store in Brea through the Brea mall, and they told me that the store was not able to order dresses – everything that was in the store has been reduced. They went shopping with us. ”
For Redlands bride, Brenda Taylor, 37, frustration and disappointment made her consider canceling her wedding in July next summer.
After looking for a dress for a year, she finally found a Riverside Alfred Angelo store that she loved and had it in her size – Jasmine dress up the Disney collection.
Taylor had paid for most and would complete the purchase when the dress was ready this fall, he said.
After learning that the company had closed, he tried to call different stores and rushed to one in Ontario because the phone number was still working, only to see a shelf inside the closed doors dresses, he said .
Taylor said she thinks she is unlikely to get back her deposit.
“I’ve worked a lot of extra time to pay.It’s like $ 1,000 was gone,” Taylor said.I’m almost to the point where I say “forget the wedding.”
To react quickly with weddings, brides and Angelo clients you may be lucky.
Corali López-Castro, partner Kozyak Tropin and Throckmorton, took over retail failures in the past.