A bridal store in the Upper Valley is in the cross hairs of the Alfred Angelo store-closing debacle, left with few answers and a whole lot of uncertainty about customers’ orders.
In a brief late Saturday post on its homepage, bridal gown supplier Alfred Angelo announced it had filed for Chapter 7. The website has since been taken down, save for the notice announcing the bankruptcy:
Alfred Angelo filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 14, 2017. As a result, all Alfred Angelo stores, corporate offices and Alfred Angelo 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post additional information regarding the status of dresses on this website as it becomes available.
We apologize for the inconvenience and hardship resulting from this event. We appreciate your patience. Thank you.
About 15 customers have placed pending Alfred Angelo orders at the West Lebanon store, totaling between $1,000 and $2,000, Everything Bridal manager CJ Bailey said. None of the orders are for bridal gowns.
Right now, (Bailey) said, she’s trying to get a straight answer from Alfred Angelo as to whether or not it will fill the pending orders. If it won’t, she said, she will try to accommodate the customers’ needs through products on offer from the store’s other main supplier, Christina Wu, or offer a refund if necessary.
“We’re going to make this right for our customers,” she said.
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