Student Friendly Retailers – The Go-To Student Shops

Written by Charlotte Hunter


Want to look on trend this summer? Be ahead of the game, step outside your comfort zone and impress your pals by changing your regular shopping regime and trying out Generation Z’s top student shops. You may have heard of most of these retailers but some are even fresh to Generation Z’s ears too.

Women’s Shops

1) Nasty Gal (

Nasty gal is an American retailer that specializes in fashion for young women. The retailer was named “Fastest Growing Retailer” in 2012 by INC Magazine and its headquarters are based in Los Angeles. The founder originally began selling vintage clothes from her eBay account, and later switched to sell its own label of clothes, on her own website. Although some of its pieces are pricey, they make sure that us students don’t miss out by regularly offering generous student discounts on UNIDAYS!!

2) Missguided (


Not so alien in comparison to NastyGal, Missguided is faultless. With categories to suit all body types such as Tall, Petite and Plus misguided knows we come in all shapes and sizes. Constantly updating their website with the latest looks you can be sure to be always looking fabulous when crawling to your lectures. Let’s not forget their occasional 50% off days when they discount every single item on their website too!

If you’re not a fan of online shopping, Missguided has recently opened its second UK store, In November last year, the Manchester-based retailer opened its first store at Westfield shopping centre in London, and now Kent will be the second location to get a branch of the online fashion retailer. The 16,000 sq ft store will be located on Bluewater’s lower Rose Gallery and is expected to open this summer.

3) Primark

We couldn’t forget the nations favourite bargain bonanza could we? Although some people may judge, Primark stocks some rather tidy garms. I’ve purchased a few items from here during my time at university and some have them have even been complimented and my friends are confused when I confess to where they are from! Get yourself down to Primark if you are a little low in the money department as you will be surprised as to what you can find! Plus if you do get asked where your new top is from you can always lie and say “Zara bbz”.


Admittedly, girls do have a lot more retailers to choose from, but Generation Z have chosen its favourite men’s shops for students.

Men’s Shops

1) ASOS (


Everyone knows what ASOS is, and if you don’t then you’ve definitely been living under a rock! Considering girls have a lot more online shops to browse than boys ASOS does seem overstep the mark and makes sure it has anything and everything you boys could ever wish for. The online retailer also has amazing student discount.

What’s more, is that the retailer has ‘Asosmarketplace’ which is similar to DEPOP and EBAY where You can shop exclusively for all the best unique used and unused clothing at very reasonable prices!

2) BoohooMAN (

If you’re looking for on trend styles at extremely cheap prices you can explore a collection of mens clothing and shop the latest menswear trends at boohooMAN. Shop affordable styles from mens shirts, jeans, coats to footwear. Even if you’re not a student and you might be reading this, the website has discounts for men on its website almost every day!

3) Footlocker, JD, SIZE? 

We know men love their shoes – especially their trainers! So we’ve picked these three stores as our go to places to find them! All of these stores are reasonably priced and usually have discounts available at student events such as ‘The Bullring Lock in’. Once you’ve purchased your trainers make sure you don’t forget your crep protect!

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Make sure you keep updated with all of Generation Z’s Fashions low downs under the Fashion category on our website! Happy Shopping!


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