Left at altar? Store bankruptcy leaves brides in the lurch

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Fugate and her bridesmaids now have only two months to try find dresses that match.

The bridal dress shop, in a busy strip mall across from the McDonald's on High Street, had a sign taped to the door that read "store closed".

It was a scene being replayed in other parts of the state and the country.

Christine Danielle, who also lives in Houston, ordered a dress from the bridal retailer in May to wear to a wedding. The company has been in business for some 80 years - but it has now filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means it wants to liquidate its assets and go out of business rather than seek to restructure its debt. She could not comment about what they would be doing for customers looking for their dresses.

Many said their dresses were inside the store and already paid for. It was a sample.

"Finding a dress is a once in a lifetime kind of deal, and once you find that, I can't imagine it's easy to do again", Lis said. As of Friday afternoon, she had been unable to figure out where the US$195 dress was. I am getting married in November.

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Facebook wedding groups posts about the store closing sent Whelton to the Danvers store on Thursday, she said. Wilkowski paid for her dress in full, almost $1,400. "My mom came up to me and she starts crying".

Patricia Redmond, a lawyer who represents Alfred Angelo, did not return a phone call.

The employees were able to track down the exact dress Whelton had first tried on, which was three sizes too big.

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"The deposit was 60% so you paid over half to order it; no matter what it was".

Not every encounter at the store ended well.

"There's no dress in sight, no refund in sight", Danielle said. Someone even tried to get in the back door. He said the employees had to be out of the store Friday.

Katie Mooney, 29, of Saugus, was scheduled to pick up her dress this Monday after paying $2,000 for it, plus $750 in alterations. "I'm just so thankful", said Stradley. I called the store and no one answered. Despite the stress and frustration, she said she's happy for what she does have. Her sister-in-law went to the store on Friday, but no luck.

"She put it in a bag and said, 'There, it's yours now, '" Whitten said.

Annmarie Marchand of Topsfield, a mother of a bride-to-be, called the situation stressful. "I am completely speechless, and sit here with a full heart knowing that the generosity of others has provided me with an opportunity to find another dress I hope to love just as much, if not more, than the one I lost", McGraw said. Now, neither the store nor Alfred Angelo's corporate office is taking her calls.

"I was definitely one of the lucky ones", she said. They were also selling only what was on the floor. Fugate said she was just in the store last week.

Alfred Angelo, a Florida-based bridal shop, has apparently shut down without telling its customers.

To receive the discount, brides and their parties can visit any David's Bridal location and present an original Alfred Angelo branded receipt.

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