Dozens of brides in the Ottawa breadth are apprehensive whether they will accept a dress for their bells afterwards a battleground conjugal boutique declared bankruptcy. McCaffrey Haute Couture bankrupt boutique yesterday. The high-end conjugal abundance is amid on Sussex Drive, appropriate beyond from the American Embassy. Instead of bells gowns, the abundance window now showcases a letter from the defalcation trustee.
Bride-to-be Indira Thackorie is accepting affiliated in a few months and had eyed a admirable bells clothes in the window at McCaffrey Haute Couture. Today, the clothes was gone and so was aggregate else.
‘I came to analysis it out amid meetings,’ says Thackorie, alfresco the store, ‘and it's gone. The window's empty. Very disappointing
Trinity Noble's bells is in 24 days. She is abashed now she won't get her dress in time.
'It’s a big deal,’ says Noble. ‘Your bells day is a big accord so article like this is abominable and you're afraid and apprehensive “Am I activity to accept a dress?’
McCaffrey Haute Couture has been at the area on Sussex for a continued time. For 18 years, it has advised dresses for brides in Ottawa, Toronto and about the world. According to Chantal Gingras, who is the defalcation trustee with Ginsberg, Gingras and Associates, seventy gowns were on adjustment aback the boutique bankrupt yesterday. Fifty are completed. The defalcation trustee is in the action of calling the owners of those gowns to outline how they can aces them up. The added 20 brides, according to Gingras, are acceptable out of luck.
‘They won't accept the dress they originally ordered but they still accept time to get a dress off the arbor or get a dress fabricated about else,’ says Gingras. ‘If they can't get their money aback from the acclaim agenda company, they will accept absent their money, yes.’
This isn't the aboriginal time McCaffrey has declared bankruptcy. In 2007, the store, again accepted as Justina McCaffrey bankrupt its Gatineau factory. About a year later, Justina and David McCaffrey went abstracted ways.
This time, according to the trustee, McCaffrey owes creditors about $400,000. The aggregation is blaming the accident on architecture forth Sussex aftermost year and axle over the building.
The administrator of an adjoining abundance says those factors accept afflicted them as well.
‘The axle is terrible,’ says Cathy Matovu, the administrator a Ça Va de Soi, ‘it fabricated a huge abrogating impact. 46% of our cartage decreased.’
Local haute couture artist Frank Sukhoo says addition affair has been added antagonism from high-end American stores.
‘Simons is advancing in, Nordstrom is here,’ says Sukhoo, ‘right in the Rideau Centre, so it's maybe easier for bodies to esplanade in the Rideau Centre; one stop and they do all their shopping.’
So what happens to those 20 brides whose gowns will not be done? Justina McCaffrey, who is David's ex-wife and still in the conjugal business has offered to help. She says those brides can acquaintance her on her claimed Facebook page, Justina McCaffrey, and she will see what she can do.