If you’ve become a student the first thing you’ll have to realise is the new window you have. What is this window of which I speak? It’s the discount window that big stores offer. It’s only going to be there for 3-4 years and now is the time to jump on the bull and ride the discount rodeo for all it’s worth. We’ve taken a sneak peak at the three biggest proponents of the discount: ASOS, Topshop & River Island, and have reported back on what the no.1 item to get from each is.
Topshop – 10% year round, 20% during Freshers
These wadded knee trousers mightn’t look up to much so why would we mention them? Because Topshop jeans always have a good fit. You can’t go wrong with a reliable pair of black that you can wear with everything in your wardrobe. They’re perfect for pulling on whether its a last minute dash to class or a very last minute outfit for a night out.
ASOS- 10% year round, 20% during special promo seasons.
This leather and red vintage style backpack is the perfect accessory for heading to class with. The buckle fastenings give it a preppy look while the red tilts it from plain to fun. Its £55 right now, but bung on your discount and it’s a bag you know you’ll get use out of all semester.
River Island – 20% off in store during Freshers
Most mornings you’ll find it hard to drag yourself out of bed. There’s no mum or dad nagging you in to getting ready. If you find it hard to face those stupidly cold walks to class grab one of these dark grey parkas. The faux fur hood will never be taken off when you drag your feet in to the lecture hall. Currently £95 but River Island are offering a whopping 20% in stores for the first few weeks of Uni.