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David's Bridal files for bankruptcy, but your order is safe

The announcement Monday arrives days after the company, one of the largest sellers of wedding gowns and formal wear, said it could eliminate more than 9,200 jobs across the United States.

Matt Trapani and Kimberly Bukowiec

Apr 17, 2023, 10:27 PM

Updated 457 days ago

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David’s Bridal has filed for bankruptcy protection, the second time for the chain in the past five years.
The announcement Monday arrives days after the company, one of the largest sellers of wedding gowns and formal wear, said it could eliminate more than 9,200 jobs across the United States.
The announcement has left some brides-to-be and their families worried.
“I was a little concerned, actually. I was like, ‘Oh no. Am I actually going to get my dress? What’s going to happen? Is the price going to change?’” says Grace, who was picking her dress up on Monday.
Based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, the company has about 300 stores across dozens of states and employs more than 11,000 workers.
Some New Jersey residents who spoke with News 12 said that they have had some problems with David’s Bridal previously.
“We got measured and everything and ready to go. I went back the next day not even 24 hours and they told me that the dress for my daughter didn't exist anymore. It was discontinued and she shouldn't have tried it on,” says Rachael Mantione, who had issues with David’s Bridal in the past.
David’s Bridal is looking to sell the company, but its stores remain open and its fulfilling orders without delay. Its online platforms also remain available to help people with their wedding planning needs.
“Give them a call, stop by, if you can get a sense of where the status of your dress or accessories, they should be able to get that to you,” says Erik Kent, co-publisher of NJWedding.com.
The company last filed for bankruptcy protection in 2018 but reemerged a year later. Monday's filing was made in New Jersey.
New Jersey has eight David’s Bridal stores. All are said to be keeping their doors open.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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