They were told they would have until 8 p.m. that day to pick up orders. "When word gets out about this, I have no doubt that there are plenty of brides and bridesmaids and other wedding dress shops that are going to step up and help you as much as they can".
At the Alfred Angelo store in the Regency area of Atlantic Boulevard, the door was locked Friday.
Patricia Redmond responded to our inquiry and said, "Yes, the company has closed all stores and is filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy".
"For the employees, I feel bad for them". Many of them are upset after realizing their orders were not filled.
"If I didn't, I don't know what I would do because I wouldn't have my dream dress", Stoltz said.
Janel said if the company can not fulfill her store's orders, Valens plans to refund the brides out their own pockets. Her wedding is October 1, and she is still waiting for several bridesmaid dresses.
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The store gave her a used dress that is used for women to try on in the store.
"I'm really trying to stay calm, but all the money we put into these dresses", Mejia said.
Most of the clients who ordered wedding dresses were out at least 50% of the value of the dress and some as much as 100%.
"There's a lot of angry people in there right now and locking the doors, I think, is also poor business practice", said Heidi Demming".
When Debany and her co-workers tried to call the Alfred Angelo customer service center three days ago, they were told it was experiencing phone troubles.
The corporation, based in Delray Beach, Fla., did not comment on the matter, but has retained the Florida law firm of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson to handle the bankruptcy case, according to a source quoted in The Wall Street Journal.
"I can't believe (Alfred Angelo) would have the courage or stupidity to go against brides", Johnson said.