Bench (British clothing brand)
|Type||Privately held company|
Bench (usually branded as "Bench.") is a British clothing brand that is sold worldwide, including in Europe, Canada, and Australia. The company was founded in Manchester, Britain, and specialises in streetwear.
The brand began in 1989 creating graphic t-shirt designs influenced by BMX biking and skateboarding. Over the years, Bench. has evolved into a global lifestyle brand. And now sells not only menswear but womenswear,  - including denim, trousers, sweats, hoodies, belts, bags, skirts and dresses.
Bench expanded into women's wear in 1998. The range of jackets and tops had the same urban clothing style as the menswear.
Although the company sells through many retailers, they also have their own stores in Westfield London, Bluewater, Liverpool One, Glasgow, The Trafford Centre (Manchester), Meadowhall (Sheffield), Metro Centre, Portsmouth, Brighton, Leicester, Nottingham, Leeds, Bristol and a number of designer outlet centres in the UK, and Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt am Main, Jena, Munich, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver internationally. In Canada through an exclusive arrangement, Bench is being sold at Hudson's Bay Stores.