As frustrating as the situation was for the customers, many were concerned for the stores employees. There are other stores and specialty shops that carry the label. "She said the store called her and said she needed to pick up her dress by 8 because they're closing".
Customers were directed to call customer service at 888-218-0044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. However, the phone call surprised her, as the dress was there way early. That woman, too shaken to speak to 8News, said one employee slammed her arm in the door. Thankfully, her wedding is a year away and has time to figure things out, but that doesn't replace the dress she said "yes" to. No one has reported being able to contact anyone.
A WPBF 25 News crew stopped by Alfred Angelo's headquarters in Delray Beach Thursday afternoon. Two have their dresses and four are in limbo.
"Where am I going to get $1,000?"
Stores closed on Thursday night, including in the Tampa Bay area.
A reporter with Atlanta's WSB-TV followed store employees to their cars trying to get an answer.
The company announced Thursday evening that it's closing all of its over 60 stores nationwide - including the one across from the Southern Park Mall on Route 224.
A sign taped to the window of the Dublin, Ohio location says, "CLOSED - Your merchandise will be shipped by store or seamstresses".
With the doors about to be locking for good, Filintarakis needed to get here fast. She said they're all new, heavily discounted and are "absolutely gorgeous".
Kailin Anderson said she picked out her dress three weeks ago, paid $2,000, but is now left without her dress.
Stoltz said that the employee told her she could only pay by check or cash.
I Do, I Do Bridal in Gaithersburg, Maryland, said they heard all about this from a bride and their customers are also left in limbo.