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Alfred Angelo Closes Doors, David's Bridal Steps Up

For more than 80 years, Alfred Angelo has been helping brides and bridesmaids find their dream dresses, but as of yesterday, the retailer quietly shut down all of their stores. Imagine purchasing your dress for an upcoming wedding and now not knowing if you'll ever receive the gown you already paid for. Or, heading to the bridal salon to pick up your gown to find it shut down with no notice. Unfortunately, that seems to be the reality for brides and bridesmaids across the country.

How to Avoid Bridesmaid Dress Shopping Dilemmas

All too often we hear horror stories from brides who purchased wedding gowns or bridesmaid dresses online only to have a garment arrive that looks nothing like the photo that was advertised. While ordering from online retailers or large department stores might seem convenient and cost-saving, brides-to-be and bridesmaids often end up having to splurge on extensive alterations, find replacements, or go back and forth in an attempt to get a refund — and that’s if the gowns arrives in time. 


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