Future of popular bridal store chain in jeopardy, brides in panic

Brides-to-be in the Alamo City and nationwide are frantically trying to get the dresses of their dreams from Alfred Angelo.

Brides-to-be in the Alamo City and nationwide are frantically trying to get the dresses of their dreams from Alfred Angelo.

On Thursday, one of the employees confirmed to KENS 5 that the company is closing all of its stores and is filing for bankruptcy.

On Wednesday night, a woman shared how she nearly missed getting her wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. Kirstynn Stoltz said that she had just gotten home in La Vernia when she got a call from one of the stores in San Antonio.

"They called me and told me that I had to pick up all of my bridesmaid dresses and pay them off tonight before the store closes," Stoltz recalled. "They said if we don't get here by tonight, we may not get our dresses at all. We already put 60 percent down on the bridesmaid dresses."

Stoltz said that the employee told her she could only pay by check or cash. She had less than an hour to get to the store and luckily, made it with five minutes to spare.

"If I didn't, I don't know what I would do because I wouldn't have my dream dress," Stoltz said.

Other brides-to-be weren't so lucky. Many women across the country took to social media. They commented on Twitter and questioned if they would ever receive their dresses or a full refund.

KENS 5 made multiple requests to get a comment from Alfred Angelo but the company has remained silent.

"I would definitely take legal action to it. This is ridiculous! We as brides, we need to know this stuff," Stoltz said. "This is our dream day and to not know what's going on with our dress, it's like our life. Our whole wedding is over if we can't get that dress."

According to Alfred Angelo’s official website, the company is based in Delray Beach, Florida and operates more than 60 stores in the U.S.

There are two locations in San Antonio. One store is located on Loop 410 across from North Star Mall. The other is along I-10 West in the Colonnade shopping center. KENS 5 stopped by the location on I-10 West and an employee handed us this information for customers to contact the store:

Contact for Claims:
Patricia A. Redmond, Esquire
Stearns Weaver Miller
150 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130
Phone: (305) 789-3553
Fax: (305) 789-3395
predmond@stearnsweaver.com
www.stearnweaver.com

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