On 20th September, Bench will celebrate the launch of their concept store in Manchester’s famous Northern Quarter. As an area which has become the epicentre of the city’s fashion, nightlife and music, it comes as a natural progression for Bench to choose this location.

Bench grew up with Manchester 23 years ago and has helped pioneer a generation that has risen to success through hard work and determination, producing phenomenal experiences, such as The Warehouse Project! Just as Bench saved Dpercussion, Manchester’s flagship free music festival, the launch of the NQ concept store also seeks to give something back to the city and community.

The store launch ties in with the Self Made campaign (www.benchselfmade.com), which encourages cultural innovators to stand up and participate. The campaign gives applicants the opportunity to further their unique talents through prize funding and exposure.