• The Best Clothes Shops For Students

    Being a student myself, I know how heartbreaking it is when you look at how much you have in your bank and you realise you only have £2 left! It has gotten to that point where my friends become surprised when I say I have actually got over £10. I am definitely a spender not a saver, but I am getting to a place in my life where I need to start putting back a little bit of money for university and a car etc… However I obviously need new clothes every now and then as well.
    It is all well and good having a little scroll through ASOS and picking out a load of cute things but you look at the total of your basket and your like ‘HOW MUCH?!?’. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE ASOS but it can be a little pricey, depending on what you like and the item of clothing.
    Being on a restricted budget nearly all the time, I have done a fair bit of research into places where you can get decent clothes CHEAP. And I am talking like max £40 for a lush leather jacket. Even that might seem expensive but noooooo worries because they do things A LOT cheaper too.
    ‘But surely if it’s cheap it won’t be very good quality?’ Well that’s where you are wrong because I have tried out these places and I can personally say that the clothing is not cheap or tacky looking. I HAVE YOUR BACK DON’T WORRY.


    Top on my list has to be Boohoo. To put it simply Boohoo is a bit like ASOS but the prices are just scaled down and you don’t have any big brands like Adidas or Nike but then when you are on a budget who needs those? I actually ordered a white off-the-shoulder crop top and a pair of floral printed trousers which I am waiting for excitingly. I have never had a problem with Boohoo clothing in the terms of quality. The only times I have had to send things back is when I have ordered the wrong size because I got too hopeful that I could fit in a smaller size…. *SIGH* Boohoo are a company you must order from if you haven’t. Boohoo also ALWAYS has offers or discounts on whether that is 20% off your order or FREE next day delivery so thank you Boohoo for thinking of our banks.


    I found this clothing site after they mentioned it on TV and I HAD to check it out because I was like ‘Surely the title name can’t be true’ but IT IS. Everything on their website, clothes, shoes, accessories and all are £5. There is a vast range of different styles on there and maybe if you want to spend a bit more, then there is a VIP sections full of designer items. I think this is best for shoes because finding cheap but trendy shoes can be super hard. With this site you defo can!

    PrettyLittle Thing

    I hadn’t seen this brand before Saffron Barker had mentioned the brand on her channel so I decided to check it out. I LOVE some of their stuff and I think they are really good at getting formal wear perfect! It is a little more expensive but it really depends on what you buy because you can get some GORGE tops for less than £10.

    Miss Guided

    Miss Guided is the most expensive place to shop from out of this list but I wanted to cover the more pricier side of ‘cheap’ too. However I wanted to throw this out their because loads of my friends also shop in Miss Guided and I am always really jel of what they get. Miss Guided do 20% off with student discount which is always good because it means you don’t have to stretch your pocket as far as you were going to!


    I know there are a lot of people out there who can be a bit of a Primark snob and don’t worry I totally get you because I can be the same. But I feel like Primark comes in waves off good clothes, and when they are having a good period you can find some really lush pieces. I have a load of cute tees and a pink pinafore which I adore from Primark as they are just so good for their price. You can tell a difference in the quality of Primark clothes to higher end, however if you need just some plain tees then with primani you can’t go wrong.
    If you are a student then considering things like a NUS card or using Unidays will get you extra discount on all your goodies!
    Where do you shop from when you are on a budget?
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    1. 15/07/2017 / 7:02 pm

      I love Boohoo! Loved this post x

    2. 15/07/2017 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks for this really helpful 😊 x

      • 17/07/2017 / 8:59 pm

        Primark is a life saver, it sucks you don’t have it near you!!

    3. 15/07/2017 / 9:30 pm

      I love Primark, it’s always the first place i go when I go shopping, in case I go into Topshop and buy something that is identical to something in Primark but is £20 more!! X

      • 17/07/2017 / 8:59 pm

        Yes! That is what I do! i check out topshop first, then primark and if I don’t find anything i will go back to topshop!

    4. 15/07/2017 / 11:36 pm

      Primark is my fave! Yeah, there’s a lot of crap in there, but if you sift you way through and find all the gems (and be sure to try them on to see that they look/fit good) then it is well worth the trip. I’m going down Oxford Street and doing a massive Primark haul soon! Genuinely so excited haha. Haven’t bought many new clothes in a couple years, no-where better to change-up and restock a wardrobe than Primark IMO! They also change their stock so often so there’s usually something new that I like when I go in 😉

      • 17/07/2017 / 8:50 pm

        Exactly! Some Primark stores are really good and are laid out perfectly, unfortunately my local one is not…

    5. 16/07/2017 / 12:05 am

      Great post – I love all of these shops! I don’t know what I’ll do when I finish uni next year and have to give up student discount! xx

      • 17/07/2017 / 8:49 pm

        That is going to suck!! I still have a few years left in mine!

    6. 16/07/2017 / 12:36 am

      Oh wow, everything5pounds is a dream store! I was only on there for about two minutes before I had already seen some shoes I liked! Have you ever ordered from that site before? I’m very curious about what the quality of their items are. Thanks so much for sharing!

      • 17/07/2017 / 8:47 pm

        I have ordered some shoes before and they were really good! Martin Lewis recommend them so I am sure they are good quality clothes!

    7. 16/07/2017 / 1:27 am

      I had heard of Boohoo, but now I’m definitely going to check it out! Thanks for the tips!

    8. 16/07/2017 / 5:42 am

      Thanks so much!! I’ve wanted to buy good clothes for back to school that aren’t expensive and these shops are so helpful!!

        • 18/07/2017 / 4:20 am

          I actually checked out the websites and every site except boohoo was in euros. Coming from the US it was so sad because I couldn’t buy them. Maybe one day could you make a post with cheap stores that use dollars?

          • 20/07/2017 / 9:19 pm

            I will try! However because I live in the UK my knowledge won’t be very good.

            • 21/07/2017 / 12:30 pm

              Okay that’s cool. You should include shein.com if you ever do. Thanks!

    9. 16/07/2017 / 8:50 am

      Boohoo is definitely my favourite. There aren’t many fancy clothes stores in New Zealand, and even less in the town I come from so a lot of my shopping is done online. Infact…. I may actually go do some more now 😛

      • 17/07/2017 / 8:46 pm

        I have been addicted to online shopping lately! It is just so easy to spend money that way!!

        • 18/07/2017 / 7:50 am

          Its something I do when I’m bored which is terrible for my bank account!

    10. 17/07/2017 / 4:21 am

      As a broke uni student myself, I’m always looking for a great deal on clothing and I cannot thank you enough for making this post!! I’ve always had my eye on Boohoo, but was never sure of the quality. But now I’m definitely going to give it a try! Wonderful post!

    11. 17/07/2017 / 4:34 am

      I’ve been using the carousell app to buy a lot of my clothes recently! They’re second hand, but always really good quality and all the clothes I’ve purchased have been brands like asos or dangerfield for less than half the price of buying new! I can’t recommend it enough. <3

        • 18/07/2017 / 5:20 am

          It might be – I’ve never used depop. Maybe I should give that a go!

    12. 17/07/2017 / 10:02 am

      Love this! Defo agree- especially Miss Guided! That’s probably my fave! X

      • 17/07/2017 / 8:42 pm

        I have only shopped from there once but it is a fave among all my friends!

    13. lovesomachi
      17/07/2017 / 1:21 pm

      Such a helpful post, I’ll definitely going to need to start purchasing from these shops! ❤️
      Love Somachi xx

    14. 29/07/2017 / 5:14 pm

      I hadn’t heard of most of those shops and now I need to try it! Primark is like the most cheap place, if I can’t spend a lot of many that’s my go to!
      Besides that, great post! Just saw your blog for the first time and it’s really good and the theme is so cute! Mine is still very new but if you want to check it out, would make my day!

      • 29/07/2017 / 5:49 pm

        Awwh thanks hun! I’m not too sure on the theme if I am honest… I will defo check your blog out!

    15. 14/08/2017 / 7:53 am

      Really helpful , thankyou

    16. 19/08/2017 / 10:22 pm

      awesome post! so excited to try out these shops.

    17. 28/08/2017 / 2:00 am

      The best clothes shopping we’ve found on a budget is eBay. We’ve even tried some of the stuff from China. The bathing suits are a hit or miss for eBay. But shoes, undergarments, and tops have been a win-win so far. I don’t believe we’ve ever spent more than $15 on a clothing item on eBay before.

      • 29/08/2017 / 6:58 pm

        I keep seeing youtube videos about buying from ebay however I am not sure on it, I dont want to waste my money on something that isn’t from a proper clothes shop.

        • 29/09/2017 / 5:46 pm

          Haha, well to each their own. We’ve had great success with that so far. Even recently bought shirts to be branded for a brand launch. Top notch quality according to the printer.
          All the best to you!

    18. 06/09/2017 / 6:15 pm

      Maan this is so relatable and I can vouch for every single shop on this list😂 I’m a student and knee deep in debt so this was definitely useful to me hahaha x

    19. 18/10/2017 / 12:52 pm

      This so so helpful hun, Im in love with missguided and I’ve always wanted to try boohoo!

    20. 18/11/2017 / 3:26 pm

      Just came across your blog its amazing your such an inspiration 🙂

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