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. Based in Pennsylvania, the company operates about 300 stores, including one in Fresno on Shaw Ave. near Fashion Fair mall. Dave’s Bridal employs more than 11,000 workers.
The company is looking to sell the company, but its stores remain open and are fulfilling orders. Its online platforms also remain available to help people with their wedding planning needs.
The company last filed for bankruptcy protection in 2018 but reemerged a year later.