Bench design a distinctive range of individual fashion clothing and accessories for men women and kids. Its roots begin back in the 1980s creating niche clothing styled and inspired by BMX biking and skateboarding trends. Bench clothing will make you stand out in the crowd, whether it be a hoodie, jeans, t-shirt or bag you can find the look that will never cease to turn heads.
Bench certainly set the ‘benchmark’ with modern website design with functional quirks with bells and whistles. The menu bar cleverly expands and shrinks when scrolling up and down the page, probably not much use functionally but it looks good.
The Lookbook and Stories blog sections of the store add a little extra to the site with interesting articles and fashion tips. It’s easy to find the product categories from the main menu with links for men, women and kids. All products can be narrowed down to product category such as coats or tops and then by size and colour. All items are illustrated using hi-res images and can be changed dynamically by colour to give the true look of the product. The stock status is shown along with wish list options to save for later.
The basket stage shows all the typical information with product description, price, delivery information and a text box for voucher code use if you have one. Shipping is uncomplicated with only one 2 to 3 day delivery option, disappointing that you can’t pay extra for a next day service. But hey I suppose you can’t complain as delivery and returns are free.
Payment options are by Visa, MasterCard and PayPal. The FAQ help pages are helpful and cover most of the typical help topics such as delivery, returns and payments.