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Women are offering wedding dresses to brides left hanging after a bridal shop abruptly shut down

INSIDER logoINSIDER 4 days ago ksalaky@businessinsider.com (Kristin Salaky)

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It's heartwarming to see so many people offering to help. It's stressful enough trying to find a wedding dress you love before your big day. To then have that dress ripped away from you is absolutely heartbreaking. 

That's why so many brides were irate when 84-year-old bridal company Alfred Angelo filed for bankruptcy and closed abruptly last week. The brand, which sells bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, shuttered many of its 60 stores across the US without giving customers prior warning last Thursday.

The closing left many brides in the lurch and the company gave little to no explanation on how the women could get their money back or their dresses.

But now, other former brides are stepping up.

Using the hashtag "Alfred Angelo," married women posted photos of their dresses to Twitter, offering them up for free or low-cost, so no bride is left without a dress. 


While many bridal shops have offered discounts and deals for those affected, the heartwarming acts of kindness from real former brides seems to have touched people around the country.

The world can be pretty crummy sometimes, but seeing women reach out so quickly to help these brides look great for their big day is a nice reminder that people can be good. 

INSIDER reached out to the Alfred Angelo bridal salon for comment and had not heard back at the time of this post.

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