The Discount Roundup

Our Fashion Editor Martha Cliff gives the lowdown on the best student discounts Bristol’s shops have to offer fashion-conscious students.

As a Fresher you’re constantly bombarded with leaflets, goody bags and free t-shirts all encouraging you to blow your student loan in one particular shop. With the combination of being in a new city and a week long hangover it can all seem a little overwhelming.

Luckily for you, The Bristol Tab has done the leg work for you. Here are our recommended stylish shopping spots which offer you the best deal in return for your bursary.


What? Bristol’s answer to Urban Outfitters, stocking vintage clothing, independent labels and homewears.

Where? Located on the independent shopping mecca that is Park Street.

Discount? The store doesn’t ordinarily offer student discount but keep your eyes open for it’s legendary student nights offering 20% off clothing, goody bags full of the shop’s stock as well as free food and booze, the perfect place to outstay your welcome.


Cabot Circus

What? High street heaven, the city centre’s go to area for shopping.

Where? Broadmead

Discount? Student discount is pretty much standard procedure in most high street shops nowadays however look out for student lock ins. Urban Outfitters and River Island offer big discounts (and occasionally cider!) Cabot is holding it’s annual student lock-in on 15th October form 6-9pm and for night only offers up to 50% off, so you get more for your loan.

Cabot Circus

Ted Baker

What? High end, high quality, high street.

Where? Found in the affluent shopping district of Quakers Friars.

Discount? Ted offers all students a 15% discount. Comes in handy for society balls as that spare dosh will pay for your Bunker Bombs!

Ted Baker, Bristol


What? Crowd pleasing going out clothes

Where? Park Street

Discount? Over Freshers’ week the shop holds its ‘New Students’ discount, offering 20% off everything!

Motel, Bristol

Urban Outfitters

What? Student fashion hub, popular for it’s 90’s grunge revival.

Where? Cabot Circus

Discount? Ordinarily if you present a student card you’ll receive 10% off but register online now to receive 20% off.

Urban Outfitters, Bristol

New Look

What? A cheap and cheerful alternative to Topshop.

Where? Cabot Circus

Discount? Offers the standard 10% off but students flock to the New Look Happy Hour where for a limited time students can get 20% off everything in store.

New Look, Bristol


What? A myriad of different brands and tastes, you’ll find something you like.

Where? Cabot Circus

Discount? Republic offers an all year round discount of 20%, one of the best student discounts out there.

Jewellery at Republic, Bristol

Stick to these outlets, avoid doing too much damage to your overdraft and try not to spend all of your loan at once! Your Urban Outfitters sweater won’t keep your belly full!