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#DressMatchmaker: When a bridal shop closes, KPCC’s audience offers dresses to bridesmaids in need

Alfred Angelo employees leave the store Friday morning, July 14, 2017, as crowds ask for help finding their bridal gowns.
Alfred Angelo employees leave the store Friday morning, July 14, 2017, as crowds ask for help finding their bridal gowns.
Andrea Bernstein/KPCC

We combed the internet and asked the KPCC community if they could help brides left without dresses for their big day when bridal shop Alfred Angelo abruptly closed last week. Dozens answered the call.

Here are some of the dresses up for grabs for those in need:

This gifter is located in south Glendale. She told KPCC her dresses are free to borrow or keep for any bridesmaid who needs them and can pick them up.

This raspberry-colored dress is located in Arcadia. 

This dress is located in Syracuse, New York. The owner told KPCC she's happy to send the dress to anyone who can show they are being affected by the Alfred Angelo closure and can pay for shipping. 

Here are two lavender-colored bridesmaid dresses located in Chicago, Ill.

Or an indigo one near Indianapolis, Ind.

If you have a dress you're willing to share, tag @KPCC on Twitter with a photo, color and size of your dress. To see what else is on offer, check #DressMatchmaker.