Alfred Angelo

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Alfred Angelo
Private
IndustryRetailing
Founded1934
HeadquartersPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
ProductsClothing, wedding dresses, prom gowns, and other formal wear
Slogan“The Friendliest Bridal Shop in Town.”
Websitewww.alfredangelo.com
 
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Alfred Angelo
Private
IndustryRetailing
Founded1934
HeadquartersPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
ProductsClothing, wedding dresses, prom gowns, and other formal wear
Slogan“The Friendliest Bridal Shop in Town.”
Websitewww.alfredangelo.com

Alfred Angelo Bridal is the one of the world's largest manufacturers and retailers of bridal gowns. The company is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida with corporate offices in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. While Alfred Angelo is most recognized for its bridal gown fashions, the company also designs bridesmaid dresses, fashions for the mother of the bride, flower girl dresses, and wedding accessories. In 2014, Alfred Angelo celebrated 80 years of dressing brides.

Alfred Angelo is best known for its clean lines and classic designs, while continuing to set new bridal trends. There are five lines of Alfred Angelo dresses:

Alfred Angelo, the brand's signature designs; Modern Vintage by Alfred Angelo, vintage-inspired dresses designed with lots of lace and whimsy; Alfred Angelo Sapphire, the more luxurious and glamorous style of gown; The Private Collection, high-end designs sold in limited stores; and Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Collection, Disney princess-inspired gowns (featuring Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Tiana).

History[edit]

The company was founded by Alfred Angelo and his wife Edythe Piccione in the mid-1930s in Philadelphia. Edythe designed the dresses and Alfred's focus was on ensuring quality manufacturing and business development.

In the 1960s, the Piccione children, Vincent and Michele Piccione, began managing the company and did so for the next 35 years. Their accomplishments included opening 70 retail stores in the USA as well as building a wholly owned clothing factory where the dresses were made. . [1]

Paul Quintel was hired as President in 2011 and in 2013 went "undercover" on CBS' Undercover Boss, a television show where company management dons a disguise and works alongside company employees. [2]

In early 2013, the company began downsizing its presence in its Fort Washington, PA corporate office (mostly finance and administrative positions) and moving those positions to company headquarters in Florida. The company has announced it will conclude the closing of the PA office in September 2014. The closure will effectively finish a process of moving the company to Florida that began in the 1990s.

Signature Stores[edit]

Alfred Angelo dresses are sold at Alfred Angelo retail "Signature Stores," located in all 50 US states. Worldwide, designs are sold in over 1,500 stores in 34 countries. Alfred Angelo dresses are available from size 0-30W for brides and bridesmaids. There are also junior bridesmaids sizes from 8-14.

Store locator: [2]

Alfred Angelo launched a mobile app in 2013 to allow brides to find store locations, search and save dresses before shopping in stores, take pictures and share with friends, and interact with other members of the Alfred Angelo community. [3]

Partnership with Disney[edit]

In September 2010, in a collaboration with Disney, Alfred Angelo announced the debut of a line of princess-inspired wedding dresses from popular Disney animated films like Snow White, Cinderella, and The Little Mermaid.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ History about the company
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Disney debuts movie princess-inspired wedding gowns