Bench, arguably the Philippines’ biggest clothing and accessory retailer, opened their first store in the United States back in 2005. On July 22, it inaugurated its first U.S. store, strategically located at the Serramonte Center
in Daly City, California, not far from San Francisco. No less than the top Bench endorsers—Richard and Lucy Gomez, Kris Aquino, and Ogie Alcasid—were in attendance.
Established in 1987, Bench now has more than 120 outlets in the Philippines and in neighboring Asia-Pacific countries, including mainland China and Guam. It also has franchises in the Middle East. Bench head Ben Chan sure knows how to put the phrase “going global” into action!