Just like Forever 21 before, Bench Canada is closing all of its brick and mortar stores. However, online sales will continue as usual, and right now Canadians can take advantage of some pretty incredible deals. Men's and women's clothing items are 50 to 70 percent off.
The original announcement of Bench stores closing came in January of 2020. The brand got its start in England and eventually opened 24 stores across Canada.
However, despite the popularity of Bench's clothing, it did not do much to differentiate itself from its athleisure competition.
"If you’re going to have bricks and mortar stores, you have to make it part of a brand experience," retail analyst Lisa Hutcheson told the Toronto Star, "If you look at Lululemon, which is really the leader in that segment, they’ve got yoga classes, they’ve got cafes. It’s not just a shop with stuff on the shelf.
Luckily for Bench fans, the store closures mean that there are deals to be had on the company's website. Men's hoodies, coats, T-shirts, and pants are all half off, as well as women's shorts, shirts, and jackets.
With prices this low, picking up more than one item is definitely a must, but how do you choose?
Luckily, we've browsed through some of these deals and found some items that would be perfect.
Necessary Logo Hoody
Original Price: $89
Sale Price: $44.50
Why You Need It: Everyone needs a go-to hoody, and this one comes in three different colours. Perfect for a workout or lounging.
Men's OTH Hoody Sweatshirt
Original Price: $79
Sale Price: $39.50
Why You Need It: Don't worry, Bench has the guys covered too. These hoodies come in four colours and look so comfortable.
Original Price: $249
Sale Price: $74.70
Why You Need It: Winter may be on the way out, but you can always get this warm-looking jacket for next year.
Denver Long Puffer
Original Price: $299
Sale Price: $89.70
Why You Need It: There's still at least a little bit of cold weather left in this winter, so a new coat (for 70 percent off) might be just what you need.
Laid Back Tee
Original Price: $35
Sale Price: $17.50
Why You Need It: Sometimes all you need in life is a good t-shirt. At this price, why not grab one?
Spotter B Joggers
Original Price: $69
Sale Price: $34.50
Why You Need It: Sweatpants are perfect for a lot of physical activity or none at all.
Montuk 2 Pouch
Original Price: $49
Sale Price: $14.70
Why You Need It: Because sometimes you just don't feel like taking an entire purse with you, especially if you're going to be out for a while.
Check Shirt With Sherpa
Original Price: $129
Sale Price: $38.70
Why You Need It: This stylish plaid shirt is actually a cozy sweater. It's ideal for wintery days or cooler summer nights.
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