Anxious Women Camp Outside Shuttered Bridal Shops

BEVERLY GROVE (CBSLA.com) — Brides-to-be across the country are scrambling to find a Plan B for their wedding gowns after Alfred Angelo abruptly closed 60 of its stores amid reported plans to file for bankruptcy protection.

Anxious women camped outside the retailer’s Beverly Grove store Friday morning, hoping to catch someone who could help them get their dresses, or at least their money back.

“I wasn’t able to sleep,” bride-to-be Tanya Owens said. “I’m like, I have to get up and camp there, at least make an attempt to pick up my dress – that’s paid for!”

The Beverly Grove location’s doors were shut tight Friday, with computer-printed signs that said, “STORE CLOSED” and “For further information please email predmond@stearnsweaver.com.” Stearns Weaver Miller is a Florida-based law firm.

The company’s Florida headquarters was also empty.

News of the store closures spread like wildfire on social media and have prompted some offers of help from recent brides.

The panic has also not gone unnoticed by rival bridal shops.

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