David’s Bridal LLC , a privately-held retailer of wedding gowns, , filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, five years after escaping a previous bankruptcy. The company plans to keep all of its approximately 300 stores open while going through the bankruptcy process and to complete customer orders as quickly and efficiently as possible. Brides can still access its online platform, and the vendor marketplace. Gift cards and returns will also be honored for loyalty program members. The company has asked the court to grant “first-day” relief. This will allow them to pay their staff’s wages and benefits, and to honor their obligations to vendors. Before today’s announcement, the company began a strategic review that included selling assets. It intends to follow this course. The uncertain economic climate and the post-COVID business environment continue to challenge our company, which is why we have taken this step in order to find a buyer that can operate our business moving forward,” CEO James Marcum stated in a press release. The company recently informed the Pennsylvania Labor Department that it planned to layoff more than 9,000 employees.