Bridal retailer Alfred Angelo abruptly closed its stores Thursday night without notice, including its Baton Rouge store in Towne Center on Corporate Boulevard.
The chain's only other Louisiana store was in Shreveport.
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Alfred Angelo filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation in Florida on Friday. The dressmaker, which has 60 stores nationwide and sells at 1,400 other locations, has its headquarters in Delray Beach.
The company’s website notes there are more than 800 stores offering Alfred Angelo merchandise.
After the sudden closing, many brides-to-be took to social media to express their frustration and hope that they could still get their dresses.
Patricia Redmond, a lawyer who is representing Alfred Angelo Bridal, told the Sun Sentinel that she will ask the court-appointed trustee to release dresses being held in the stores awaiting pickup.
Other national chains are also trying to help out, discounting dresses by as much as 30 percent, for affected customers.