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Retail Me Not

The broke college student is a breed that runs rampant in University City. They can often be found rummaging through thrift stores or scouring the sales rack of even the most reasonably priced retail establishments. Where do they go when they’re tired of settling for secondhand goods? Here’s a breakdown of some of the most enticing college discount programs that Philadelphia has to offer.


Both men and women can take advantage of the 15 percent discount offered on full-priced items when students show their college ID.


J.Crew’s hipper, younger sister store opened on Walnut Street earlier this month.  This store caters to women only, but it offers a 15 percent discount to students with a university email address.

Club Monaco

The brand’s flagship store reopened back in 2012 to reveal that its remodeled Walnut Street location would only carry women’s merchandise. Despite its glamorous high-end interior, Club Monaco provides students with a discount of 20 percent off full-priced merchandise.

Banana Republic

While Banana Republic traditionally serves a more business casual-oriented customer, its cashmere-blend sweaters will make bearable even the most bitter Philadelphia winters. Pick one up using the 15 percent student and faculty discount.


LOFT, with locations in both Center City and University City, has become a co-op interview go-to for young ladies on campus. Pick up an interview-ready outfit and get 20 percent off when you show your student ID.

Lakshmi Hair Studio

When it comes to looking good, what’s on your head is just as important as the clothes on your back. Head over to Lakshmi on 2nd Street in Old City every Tuesday and Wednesday to receive a 20 percent discount on any salon service.