David’s Bridal to close 13 Texas stores and cut 441 jobs

At the time of its bankruptcy in April, David’s Bridal had 25 stores in Texas.

David’s Bridal, one of the largest wedding gown retailers in the U.S., is closing 13 of its Texas stores and has received a bid to buy the company out of bankruptcy.

The Texas stores that are closing have a total 441 employees. Job cuts started this week and will be completed by the end of the month, according to a letter from the retailer sent to the Texas Workforce Commission.

David’s Bridal notified the Texas Workforce Commission that it plans to close local stores in North Dallas, Frisco, Arlington, Hurst, Mesquite and Lewisville.

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The other Texas stores closing are in Friendswood, Houston, San Antonio, The Woodlands, Beaumont, Tyler and north Austin.

The New Jersey bankruptcy court last week received a bid to buy David’s Bridal from Cion Investment Corp. The Pennsylvania-based chain of 300 stores filed for bankruptcy in April, the second time since 2019.


“The going-concern bid from Cion would provide new money to support a go-forward David’s Bridal with up to 195 stores,” the company said in an emailed response to The Dallas Morning News. “Our discussions continue to focus on this opportunity.”

Cion would preserve about 7,000 jobs, according to a report by Reuters that quotes David Bridal’s financial adviser. A bankruptcy court-approved sale would reduce the retailer’s debt to about $50 million from $256.9 million, according to the report.

“Across our David’s Bridal stores in Texas, we intend to fulfill orders without disruption or delay,” and customers should not expect to see any change in service,” the company said.


When it filed for bankruptcy in April, David Bridal had 25 stores in Texas.

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