For hundreds of brides and bridesmaids statewide, the now-bankrupt Alfred Angelo has clients’ money and their dress.
The company’s bankruptcy filing lists 277 creditors in Connecticut, and according to an email between one of those clients and the company’s attorney, Patricia Redmond, dresses shipped after June 24 are stuck at the port in California and will not arrive to its customers.
Alfred Angelo recently sent its bankruptcy notice to its creditors. Doing so imposes an automatic stay against most collection activities, which means creditors cannot sue or demand payment from the company. The case has to go through its respective process, which will likely take at least six months.
In the meantime, those affected can file a claim through the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, where Alfred Angelo is based. The court has one general case for Alfred Angelo customers and another one for those specifically affected in the northeast.
In the email correspondence, the company’s attorney suggests affected customers take advantage of both cases.
Redmond said a claim status update will likely be available early 2018.