David’s Bridal files for bankruptcy, for the second time in five years

A pedestrian passes in front of a Davids Bridal Inc. store in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Davids Bridal Inc. is nearing an agreement with lenders to cut debt through a bankruptcy filing and keep its chain of wedding-gown stores in bu

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 Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, the company has about 300 stores across dozens of states and employs more than 11,000 workers.

The chain has two store locations in the Bay Area: Pinole at Pinole Vista Crossing and San Jose at the Winchester Shopping Center. 

David’s Bridal is looking to sell the company, but its stores remain open and its fulfilling orders without delay. Its online platforms also remain available to help people with their wedding planning needs.

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The company last filed for bankruptcy protection in 2018 but reemerged a year later. Monday’s filing was made in New Jersey.

KTVU contributed to this report.