Say it ain't so! What's become known in recent years as the "retail apocalypse" has claimed yet another victim. Athletic-wear brand Bench recently announced plans to close all 24 of their Canadian locations. The company says these brick-and-mortar closures will allow them to focus more on e-commerce sales.
So while we haven't heard any details about exactly when all these Bench stores will see their final days, I'm relieved to say that their website will remain open. That means you can still shop Bench's comfy hoodies and brightly coloured activewear from the comfort of your home ... including items in their End of Season Sale.
For a limited time, you can shop items at up to 70% off, and get this: even if you spot something you love in their new arrivals, it will ship for free! But as for those outlet items, check out this Time Out Shell. I mean, NEED! It's no longer available in my size, so let me just say that you want to shop before everything is gone!
If you want to keep up to date on store closures in Canada, I'd suggest keeping an eye on our News section and Facebook page, as well as subscribing to our newsletter. It comes out twice a week, and it's also a pretty great way to find out about deals and new products from stores that plan to stay open.