Guilt-Free Retail Therapy

We’ve all been there: Friday night, minutes from hopping into an Uber, closet torn apart and still frantically shuffling to find something to wear.  End this last-minute outfit panic for good and update your wardrobe with new threads from Valley’s favorite affordable— and super cute— sites.


If you’re not already shopping at ASOS, then you absolutely should be. If the 10 percent student discount and the amazing sale section don’t reel you in, then the massive variety of products will.  ASOS sells everything from beauty products to boots to designer brands for when you’re in the mood to splurge.

Amanda Miller, a Penn State freshman, is a loyal ASOS shopper.

“I like ASOS a lot!” says Miller, “I love any sites where the returns are free. Plus the student discount is great.”


With $5 standard shipping and a 30 percent student discount, does it get any better than that?  Missguided is just as trendy as it is wallet-friendly, with a huge variety of affordable dresses to fit every occasion and an equally impressive stock of clothing and shoes.


Tobi is another highly underrated site for online shopping. The clothing company has an impressive collection of dresses categorized by occasion, color and even material.  But it’s not only their plethora of dresses that’s notable.  Tobi’s variety of fashionable casual clothes— from bodysuits to denim to booties— will be sure to supply perfect pieces for whatever your night-out consists of.


This under-the-radar site, with a whole spread on the latest trends, will always keep you fashionably up to date and within your budget.  2020Ave boasts a great deal dubbed “20for20,” where new and trendy products are marked down 20 percent for one week only.

Forever 21

Super cheap and super reliable, Forever 21 is that one store that always seems to have your back when it comes to last-minute shopping or a much needed and inexpensive online shopping spree.  Much less terrifyingly cluttered than Forever 21 stores, their website offers a huge selection of clothes to fit every style, so you’ll always find that perfect new addition to your wardrobe.

So before the next big night-out on the town rolls along and the assault on your neatly folded clothes ensues, be sure to hit up these sites to spare your closet— and bank account— the pain.