Women have been left heartbroken and without their dream wedding dress following the liquidation of one of Parramatta’s notable bridal retailers.
Park Avenue Bridal Pty Ltd, on Macquarie Street, was forced into receivership, leaving some women without their gowns only days before their wedding.
The Department of Fair Trading said the directors and employees at the store had not been contacted since August 16 when the retailer was locked up.
‘‘Investigators attended the premises today [August 21] and made contact with customers, some who had fully paid, and some who had partially paid for, wedding dresses,’’ Fair Trading commissioner Rod Stowe said.
‘‘One customer today supplied a statement to Fair Trading indicating she had fully paid more than $3000 for her wedding dress and is due to be married on Saturday, August 31.
‘‘That customer was able to collect her wedding dress.’’
Mr Stowe said the liquidators, Cor Cordis Chartered Accountants, advised Fair Trading they were currently in the process of working through orders that had been placed with the company and orders that were in the process of being filled by other suppliers.
‘‘The liquidators said dresses on the premises that had been paid for and were completed should be able to be provided to customers, subject to reconciliation by the liquidators,’’ he said.
‘‘It was also agreed that any consumers who had made partial payments could collect finished garments, subject to final payment and reconciliation by the liquidators.
‘‘The liquidators have advised Fair Trading that customers whose weddings were imminent would be prioritised for resolution.’’
Park Avenue Bridal Pty Ltd customers should contact Cor Cordis Chartered Accountants on 82218433.
Customers can also lodge a complaint with Fair Trading at fairtrading.nsw.gov.au