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Bench Canada closing, 50-70% off in-store only - starts tomorrow

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Not surprised ...
Especially seeing as Costco Canada regularly carries some items
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Winter 2017 I saw a lot of kids labelled Bench but after, nothing. Dead to them. I'm not sure that I would stock up.
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I was surprised they had stores.
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caltran wrote: I was surprised they had stores.
I was visiting Kingston ON over the holidays and I was in the store there. Virtually empty even with the store being almost all 50%+ off. I was kind of surprised it wasn't busier.
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On to the next fad, not really news.
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never really bought anything from that store.
Feel sorry for the employees that will lose their employment.

I can't understand why so many stores just can't be successful here. Surely the GTA population is huge.
Maybe too much tax on clothing here ??
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apnayloags wrote: never really bought anything from that store.
Feel sorry for the employees that will lose their employment.

I can't understand why so many stores just can't be successful here. Surely the GTA population is huge.
Maybe too much tax on clothing here ??
To be fair clothing is very competitive and Bench is not exactly mainstream. As others have said it was trendy for a while but not so much right now.

Clothing retail (especially bricks and mortar) is a major challenge at the best of times.
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apnayloags wrote: never really bought anything from that store.
Feel sorry for the employees that will lose their employment.

I can't understand why so many stores just can't be successful here. Surely the GTA population is huge.
Maybe too much tax on clothing here ??
Just competition from the likes of Winners and H&M and whatever new brand is in fad. Canadians do tend to waste less money on clothes than americans, who change their wardrobe much more frequently to keep up with the Jones.
Needlessly buying clothes is actually a big harm to the environment, instead of wearing it until it falls apart. Though maybe americans grow (from fatness) out of their clothes faster than we do. Hell most of my clothes are 10+ years old. My going out clothes eventually get retired to only wearing around the house, then finally to wash cloth when it wears out.
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Does this mean we're gonna start seeing people with the flipped up collar again? Always used to laugh at this.
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kool1 wrote: Should be some good deals coming soon....
Riiiight. How "going out of business sales" work:

  1. Announce closure
  2. Announce liquidation sale to great fanfare
  3. Jack up all prices to MSRP except have a 20% off "blowout" on certain items. This will be no better—probably worse—than their typical sales event
  4. Once deeper discounting starts, all the good stuff will have been already snapped up by clueless consumers in step 3

Future Stop, Eaton's, Target, it's the same song and dance every time.
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Kiraly wrote: Riiiight. How "going out of business sales" work:

  1. Announce closure
  2. Announce liquidation sale to great fanfare
  3. Jack up all prices to MSRP except have a 20% off "blowout" on certain items. This will be no better—probably worse—than their typical sales event
  4. Once deeper discounting starts, all the good stuff will have been already snapped up by clueless consumers in step 3

Future Stop, Eaton's, Target, it's the same song and dance every time.
Probably right lol
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hopefully can snatch up some deals

*hand rubbing intensifies* haha
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kool1 wrote: Probably right lol
Definitely right if Hilco is handling the liquidations. You can spot them from a kilometre away -- loud fluorescent yellow signs with bold black text... same ones you saw at Eatons, Target, Sears...
Let's get this straight once and for all. The "Golden Arches" burger chain is McDonald's, not MacDonald's. Thank you.
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Not surprised since costco began stocking them. I remember they started to catch on with the huge branding on the back of popped collars but then faded away just as quick.

I don't know if they were ever quality and got bought out or what, I picked up some sweatshirts at costco and they are okay, but seem to be the same made in Cambodia manufactured by co apparel stuff as most of the other costco brands (cloud veil, bc clothing, Kirkland, etc)
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