When you’re a student, you’re always looking to shop on a budget, whether it’s buying food, books, stationery, or clothes. But when it comes to clothes, your comfort and appearance are at stake. You want – and need – less expensive items of clothing that will still look on-trend and stylish so you can enjoy your time as a student.
There are lots of ways to save on clothes if you are a student. Here are our top five hacks to help you get your hands on quality, fashionable items of clothing when you’re on a budget.
- Look out for student discounts
- Mix branded items with quality, non-branded items
- Shop online with retailers that offer FREE DELIVERY
- Use apps to collect money-saving points
- Buy quality items out of season
1. Look Out for Student Discounts
Take advantage of your NUS card and every student offer that is open to you. You won’t be a student forever, so be savvy, ask around where you can get a student discount, and don’t be afraid to flash your student status if it means you get a reduction.
boohooMAN offers students a 40% DISCOUNT on their orders, except on sale items, so this is a great place to start. There are 3 ways to take advantage of our student discount:
- join boohooMAN Student Premier and receive your 40% discount as well as FREE next day delivery;
- register with UNiDAYS and get 10% off on selected offers;
- register with Student Beans and get 10% off on selected offers.
It’s a hassle-free way to save on every purchase without having to remember your student ID every time you buy your clothes from us.
2. Mix Branded Items with Quality, Non-branded Items
Sometimes when it comes to a brand, nothing else will do. We get that.
We’re talking about your go-to pair of trainers or hi-tops, or the joggers you wear for football training. But you don’t have to buy every item of clothing from your favourite brand. You’ll easily find items such as t-shirts, hoodies, jeans, shorts, base layers, and socks in cheaper stores, and they’ll be just as good quality as those you might get from your brand.
Choose your stores carefully and you’ll be able to find the clothes you want at more affordable prices, so you get more for your money.
3. Shop Online with Retailers that Offer FREE DELIVERY
The beauty of shopping online is that you avoid travel expenses, spur-of-the-moment purchases, and the cost of lunch and other essential refreshments that get you through the shopping experience. And, an added bonus – you free up more time to study (or socialise, workout, catch a film, or update your music downloads from Spotify).
With boohooMAN’s Student Premier service, you can shop online and enjoy free delivery of your purchases right to your door. And if you’re the kind of person who leaves your shopping to the last minute and then stresses they’ve got nothing to wear, we’ve got your back.
You’ll benefit from free, unlimited, next day or standard delivery on your purchases for a whole year. You’ll also enjoy a 40% student discount on all your orders.
Our prices start so low that when you account for everything you are saving, you will almost feel as though you are getting free clothes!
In addition to that, our Premier delivery service is open to all for a one-off payment. It includes standard free returns, and we send customers exclusive offers and promotions via email so you can look out for bargains all year round.
4. Use Apps to Collect Money-Saving Points
There are lots of apps available that offer a points collection system where you save points every time you shop, and then redeem those points in return for a discount.
We are currently working with reGain, an app that allows you to swap your old clothes, shoes and accessories in exchange for discounts
on your next purchase. So, you can do good and help us divert unwanted clothing from landfills.
To turn your unwanted clothes into discount codes, you just need to follow the following 3 easy steps:
- Download and register on the app.
- Put unwanted items in a box or bag. Print your free shipping label and take your parcel to a drop off point.
- Unlock your discount codes! Download the reGAIN App now and Join the recycling revolution! Add app store links for both IOS and Andriod
5. Buy Quality Items Out of Season
A great way to buy quality items at a cut price is to buy them out of season.
If you know you’re going to need a warm coat next winter because your current one doesn’t keep the cold and rain out any longer, grab a bargain at the end-of-season sale.
The same applies to any seasonal clothes or footwear; simply put them by for a couple of months until you want to wear them. As long as you don’t store them at the back of your wardrobe and forget all about them, you can make some fantastic savings.
It’s a great feeling when the weather turns and you know you’ve got the perfect item stashed away and ready to go!
Try to be a little bit sensible when you’re kitting yourself out for college or uni and you will be able to look stylish for less.
Keep your eyes peeled for special offers and bargains and take advantage of student discounts wherever possible. You can end up spending a lot less and getting much more for your student budget.