Brides picket bankrupt bridal shop in NJ

November 2, 2008 9:05:53 AM PST
Some brides-to-be in Millburn are taking to the streets in protest. A group of about 10 newlyweds and future brides picketed outside the Calvary Bridal House in Millburn on Saturday.

They claim they paid thousands of dollars for dresses they never received when the store declared bankruptcy.

The women tell the Star-Ledger of Newark they paid as much as $4,000 for designer gowns and never got a refund.

The store's owner tells the newspaper her company had no choice but to file for bankruptcy after an attempted expansion was thwarted by the financial crisis.

Elga Koehler says under bankruptcy rules she's allowed to remain open while putting together a repayment plan.

Koehler says customers will eventually get their money back.

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