black doc marten shoes Students to take over city centre as shops slash prices for one night only
Manchester Freshers Week 2015: Students to take over city centre as shops slash prices for one night onlyThe annual event has been held for more than ten years and encourages students to get kitted out for the academic year combined with a night out17:56, 23 SEP 2015Updated07:20, 25 SEP 2015
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Everyone loves a bargain, and no one more than students in the hope of stretching that student loan over the whole 12 weeks.
So it is no wonder Manchester’s annual student shopping night out is so popular.
Hosted by Manchester Arndale and the Heart of Manchester BID, 200 city centre shops will open their doors late, offering one night only discounts exclusively for students.
Back again this year, bolder than before, The MCR Student Night Out (formerly Student Night In) will see fashion and live music as well as an array of discounts.
Jane Sharrocks, Heart of Manchester BID Chair and General Manager at Selfridges Exchange Square, said: “We’re delighted to see retailers across the city centre working together to create the biggest student night out the city centre has hosted to date. Manchester Arndale established the event over ten years ago and by working together again this year, we’ve been able to evolve an extremely successful and popular event into a city wide takeover for students.”
Manchester High Street in the Shudehill area of the city centre, a Metrolink tram stops at lights, Arndale car park and the Northern Quarter front with the Manchester skyline behind
(Image: Mark Waugh)
David Allinson, centre director at Manchester Arndale, said: “Our well established student night goes from strength to strength every year, and the partnership we formed with the Heart of Manchester BID at last year’s event developed it even further.
“Students are extremely valuable shoppers in the centre and we are proud to offer everything in one location for them to kit themselves out for term time.”
From 4pm 9pm,
students with valid student ID will be able to stock up for the start of the academic year, at participating stores, with a range of exclusive offers from the city’s retailers alongside shopping events, fashion and live music.
What shopping discounts are there? Brands including Topshop, Burton, H French Connection, River Island, New Look, Warehouse, Kurt Geiger, Gap, Cath Kidston, Adidas, Dr Martens, Dorothy Perkins, Fat Face, Fred Perry, Links of London,
Pretty Green, Ted Baker, UGG, Vans, USC and Office are all offering 20% off.
Jack Wills and Henri Lloyd are treating students to a hefty 25% off and Levi’s is offering one of the biggest discounts of the night with 30% off.
There is 20% off homeware at Clas Ohlson, Bhs, Paperchase and Ryman.
Bag a range of beauty bargains from Debenhams, The Body Shop, Boots and Superdrug, with up to 30% off and in the Apple Store there’s up to 15% off Macs for students.
Selfridges Exchange Square will be offering discounts across the store including brands such as Topshop, The Kooples, Missguided, Ted Baker, Kurt Geiger and many more. There will also be gifts with purchase on offer throughout the store.
Visit Harvey Nichols Manchester for a chance to meet Hugo Taylor and Charlie Morris from luxury brand, Taylor Morris London as they introduce their latest eyewear collection and enjoy late night shopping until 9pm with complimentary drinks, live music and exclusive beauty treats for ‘Rewards by Harvey Nichols’ loyalty customers.
At House of Fraser, there’s 20% off across the store and 10% off beauty (some exclusions will apply).
What is the entertainment? Three dedicated street arenas will take over St Ann’s Square, Market Street and Exchange Square hosting top DJs and dance crews,
alongside entertainment and street food.