E-commerce experts have returned to their roots selling basics, activewear and even suits to stay-at-home shoppers.
The direct seller of made-to-measure men’s wear will continue to operate, according to court documents.
Bench is back in British hands after a short stint under the ownership of Gordon Brothers, which specializes in turning around distressed brands.
The historic men’s tailored clothing hubs are conjuring a wartime spirit, trying to serve customers as best they can and making protective clothing in their factories and workshops.
The company believes it could take six to nine months for business to return to normal.
Sales at all its nameplates, including Men’s Wearhouse, had been positive through February.
The designer created a sports-inspired collection for the retailer’s rotating Concepts pop-up shop.
The Project and MAN fairs saw vendors display more suits, sport coats and technical outerwear.
Dior, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Amiri and Sacai were among the brands that wowed buyers in a season where streetwear’s star is waning.