The best student shopping at Drake Circus

Back to uni shopping? From the best offers and student discounts in-store to finding 2022’s biggest fashion, beauty, interiors, tech and stationery buys for college and uni, Drake Circus has everything you need including the things it’s easy to forget – haircut, mugs, chargers… 

With stores including Apple, Foot Locker, Boux Avenue, Next, Footasylum, H&M, Jack Wills, JD Sports, Lush, Marks & Spencer, New Look, Paperchase, Primark, River Island, schuh, Superdry, Tiger, Tommy Hilfiger, Waterstones and more, start your shopping right here (plus, we’re running a special student event from 19th-25th September – watch this space for more information). 

Students offers and discount apps

Our stores are student heaven, visit our helpful guide to incredible student discounts at Drake Circus. You can get discounts at Superdry, O2, schuh, YO! and Boots

UNiDAYS

Students can download the UNiDAYS app and get discounts in-store at Drake Circus’s Superdry, Foot Locker, Las Iguanas, YO! and The Fragrance Shop to name a few. 

Student Beans

For student discounts at Paperchase and schuh, download the Student Beans app

 

Your back to uni shopping list

Fashion buys for students

A person with bright red hair is wearing a jumper with a huge yellow smiley face on it and a denim skirt.
Image provided by H&M

Reboot your look for the new academic year with some choice buys that’ll fit in your existing wardrobe. 

For Noughties nostalgia, denim, bomber jackets and faux fur, cutout dresses and ubiquitous white vests paired alongside monotone dressing and oversized knits for men, Drake Circus’s fashion stores have everything you need for the key autumn/winter 2022 trends. 

Also don’t forget the useful stuff: warm coat for winter, waterproof shoes and jacket with hat, gloves and scarf (trust us these will be invaluable). 

 

Latest fashion

Head to H&M, Marks & Spencer, BOSS, Fat Face, New Look, Joules, Next, Primark, River Island, Monsoon, Tommy Hilfiger, Accessorize, Claire’s, JD Sports and Mountain Warehouse.
 

Get the full list of shops here. 

 

Graduation looks

 

2022 is going to be a special celebration with three years’ of delayed graduations set to take place. For easy and enduring elegant style, head to Tommy Hilfiger, BOSS, Suit Direct, Marks & Spencer and Next for suits and H&M, Monsoon and River Island for dresses with accessories from Breitling, Omega, TAG Heuer, Accessorize, Claire’s, Lovisa, Ernest Jones, Pandora, Warren James and Fraser Hart.

 

Bags, shoes, sunnies, underwear

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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For this season’s motorcycle boots to colour block sneakers, Foot Locker, Footasylum, H&M, JD Sports, Superdry, Marks & Spencer, Mountain Warehouse, New Look, Next, Primark, River Island, schuh and Shoeaholics have you covered. 

Bright, oversize, tiny and angular frames are on-trend in women’s sunglasses while men’s are leaning more towards more tortoiseshell and metallic. Accessorize, Sunglass Hut and Boots are essential visits. Do not forget your underwear buys at Boux Avenue, Ann Summers, Marks & Spencer and H&M

 

Accessories

For jewellery, try Accessorize, Claire’s, Lovisa, Ernest Jones, Pandora, Warren James and Fraser Hart and for bags, fanny packs, purse, wallet, backpacks and laptop cases try Next, H&M and Marks & Spencer. For watches to get you to lectures on time, try Breitling, Omega and TAG Heuer

 

Gym and outdoor wear

A model wearing a vans tess and trainers
Image provided by JD 

Upgrade your gym, swim, workout and games looks with Accessorize, Claire’s, Cotswold Outdoors, Foot Locker, Footasylum, H&M, JD Sports, Joules, Marks & Spencer, Mountain Warehouse, New Look, Next, Primark, River Island, schuh and Shoeaholics

 

All the tech you need for uni

Whether you’re Samsung or Apple, after a Dell, Lenovo or MacBook Air or just in need of everyday essentials like chargers, trackers and Airpods, we have you covered. 

  • Laptop 
  • Chargers
  • GPS trackers 
  • Phone
  • Tablet 
  • Headphones / buds
  • USB flash drive
  • Speaker
  • Radio
  • Power bank
  • Mouse / keyboard
  • Ereader
  • Laptop lock
  • Hairdryer / irons

Head to Apple, iSmart, Paperchase, Tiger and Waterstones plus see new deals at Three, Vodafone and O2.

 

Stationery

A variety of colourful stationary from paperchase
Image provided by Paperchase

  • Pens
  • Notebooks
  • Diary / day planner
  • Wall calendar
  • Ring folders
  • Post-its
  • Highlighters
  • Water bottle
  • Key ring
  • Pencil case
  • Art supplies
  • Stapler
  • Paper clips
  • Plastic pockets

 

Head to Accessorize, Claire’s, H&M, JD Sports, Joules, Marks & Spencer, Mountain Warehouse, New Look, Next, Paperchase, Primark, River Island, Smiggle, The Entertainer, Tiger and Waterstones

 

Interiors

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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For your room

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Lamp (one for desk, one for bedside table)
  • Bin
  • Kettle / toaster
  • Alarm clock
  • Storage boxes / folders
  • TV and games console
  • Door wedge
  • Coat hangers
  • Movable back of door hooks
  • Rug

 

For your bed

  • Duvet and pillows
  • 2 x covers
  • Warm blanket

 

Useful stuff

  • Towels
  • Hot water bottle
  • Mugs
  • Glasses
  • Bottle opener / tin opener
  • Cutlery
  • Plates
  • Cookware
  • Lunch box
  • Reusable coffee cup
  • Storage boxes
  • Laundry basket / dryers
  • Big laundry bag for moving / taking clothes to the laundrette
  • Notice board
  • Posters and pictures 
  • Umbrella

 

Head to Accessorize, Claire’s, H&M, JD Sports, Joules, Marks & Spencer, Mountain Warehouse, New Look, Next, Paperchase, Primark, River Island, Smiggle, Tiger and Waterstones

 

Beauty and grooming

  • Toothbrush / toothpaste / floss
  • Hair comb / brush
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Shower gel
  • Skincare and SPF
  • Hand soap and sanitizer
  • Hair products
  • Deodorant
  • Contact lenses and solution
  • Toilet bag
  • Sanitaryware / period pants
  • Make-up with brushes/curlers
  • Razors
  • Perfume / aftershave
  • Nail polish / remover / reusable pads
  • Vitamins

 

Head to Accessorize, Boots, Holland and Barrett, The Perfume Shop, The Fragrance Shop, Lush, Claire’s, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Paperchase, Primark, Smiggle and Tiger

 

Books

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Course books
     

Head to Waterstones
 

Where to eat while shopping

A person eating at yo with several dishes on plates in front of them
Image provided by Yo!

Zizzi, YO!, Bill’s and Las Iguanas all offer incredible student deals via UNiDAYS and Student Beans or grab daily deals from Five Guys, Nando’s, Burger King, Costa Coffee, Krispy Kreme, Spudulike and Starbucks

After a long day shopping, head to either the Cosy Club for drinks and sharing plates or 

BrewDog for craft beers and burgers. 

Discover the best places to eat, drink and shop at Drake Circus and follow us @drakecircus 

 

 

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