Wedding Chat with Sande | Alfred Angelo – What Happened?
This past Friday, Alfred Angelo filed for bankruptcy and closed all its stores without prior notification to anyone. What a nightmare! There are thousands of brides who have paid for Alfred Angelo dresses who don’t know when, or if, they will get their gown.
So what can the brides do? I did some research online and found the following:
Jack Gillis, the spokesman for the Consumer Federation of America, a non-profit research and advocacy group, offered these tips for brides and bridesmaids left without dresses:
Call your credit card company. Now. If you paid for your dress with a credit card, you may be able to get a refund, he said. “If they have paid with a credit card, they need to immediately contact their credit card company and refuse payment,” Gillis said. “That is the first thing.”
Keep an eye on your local the store. In bankruptcy situations, stores will often for a period of time for “liquidation sales,” Gillis said. “It is important that if you live near one of these stores, keep your eyes open,” Gillis said. “If one’s dress is in there, theoretically it can be marked as such.” There may also be a chance to pick up a new dress for at a deep discount during one