Left at altar? Store bankruptcy leaves brides in the lurch

Ivan Schwartz
July 16, 2017

"They called and said they were going out of business and pick it up by 6 o'clock", Nicole Gross, a bridesmaid in an upcoming wedding, told CBS News in NY.

Channel 2's Audrey Washington spoke to the parents of a bride who drove from Charlotte, North Carolina to the chain's Dunwoody location just to get their daughter's dress.

The Sun Sentinel reported the company hired Stearns, Weaver Miller law firm in Miami to represent them.

The store closed its doors for good that same day.

"It typically always gets better after the bankruptcy filing for customers who have goods that have already been purchased", Redmond said.

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The store carried Alfred Angelo bridesmaid dresses and pulled them from the shelf. The hottest tips relate to the names and phone numbers of third-party seamstresses who've been working to alter dresses - and who might be able to unite dresses and their recipients.

More than 60 shops closed their doors Thursday, with many brides and bridesmaids showing up to try on and pick up gowns only to find signs on the doors saying the stores have closed, according to the New York Times. A bride-to-be said the store's staff is treating any dresses that were under deposit to be fully paid - and that they're using FedEx to ship out dresses.

"The first thing I thought was wow we're going to have so little bridesmaid dresses now", Jenna said.

The news of the store closing has her scrambling to make sure her wedding goes on as planned. Two businesses contacted by CBS News said they can not get a hold of anyone at the company, and they don't know what to tell their customers.

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