Chief Executive Officer
Gary E. Erlbaum
Secretary, Treasurer and Director
Design Director of Bridesmaids & Social Occasion
David's Bridal was founded in the year 1950. The company has been active for over 69 years now. The founder of the company was David Reisberg. The founder of the company opened the company’s first bridal boutique store in Fort Lauderdale, located in the state of Florida, USA. In the year 1972, the company was bought over by Phillip Youtie. During the next 16 years, the company had opened almost 17 more stores as well. There were many stores among them that were leased as well, which were under David’s Bridal name. Later inwards, Phillip Youtie along with Steven Erlbaum, who was a childhood friend of Phillip Youtie, helped grow the business to almost all the 50 states of the USA. Both Erlbaum and Youtie had incorporated the company and helped to structure the company for the national market. The company had also built its warehouse in the state of Florida, USA, which was near Fort Lauderdale. The corporate headquarters were established in Pennsylvania, USA.
In the 1980s, the company had changed its store model, and thus started to stock in designer gowns, manufacturer overruns and also discontinued dresses at prices that were below the retail limit. The company was all about shopping for the perfect expensive dress without spending that much. The stores of the company were more like normal, warehouse-like ones, rather than being comfortable ones. In between the year 1994 and the year 1995, 12 more stores were added to the list as well. In the year 1999, the company had become a limited public entity with almost $104 million in assets. In the year 2000, the company was bought over by Department Stores Company, for an amount of $436 million. During that time, the company was the largest retailer of various kinds of bridal gowns and also all other related merchandises as well. In the year 2006, the company was again taken over by Leonard Green & Partners. Six years later, in the year 2012, the company was again acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, for a price of more than $1 billion. As of the year 2018, the company had filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. By the year 2019, the company had re-emerged from bankruptcy. The current owners of the company are a group of lenders along with the Oaktree Capital Group. The headquarters of the company is based in 1001 Washington Street. The name of the place is Conshohocken, while the name of the state is Pennsylvania, USA. The pin code of the area is 19428.
David's Bridal is an American company that focuses on the designing, manufacturing and selling of various kinds of wedding dresses, gowns and also other types of formal wear as well. The current CEO of the company is Tom Lynch. As of the current date, the total number of employees working at the company is more than 9,000. As of the current period, the company has over 300 stores located in more than 45 states in the USA, along with other countries like Canada, the UK as well as Peurto Rico.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers to have a retail presence in order to purchase various kinds of clothing, apparels, wedding dresses, prom gowns and also other types of formal dresses as well. The company also sells footwear and gifts too.
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