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It is a fact of life: college students are broke. Once you come to terms with it, life becomes easier, yet sometimes we find it hard not to spend at our favorite stores. Fortunately for us lowly students, some big brand name clothing stores offer student discounts to lighten the load of our financial burdens. All you need to do is ask, show a valid student id, and save a ton of money on looking good.

Here is a list of some of the most popular stores that help their student shoppers save:

1. Ann Taylor: 15% off

2. Ann Taylor Loft: 20% off

3. Banana Republic: 15% off

4. Charlotte Russe: 10% off

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5. Eddie Bauer: 15% off all regular priced items in-store

6. Club Monaco: 20% off all regular priced items

7. Juicy Couture: 15% off in store

8. Madewell: 15% off

9. Forever21: 4% cash back when you shop through

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10. Ralph Lauren Rugby: 15% off

Ralph Lauren Rugby College Student Discounts

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11. The Limited: 15% off

12. J. Crew: 15% off full priced items

13. Topshop: 10% off

14. Toms: free shipping

15. Eastern Mountain Sports: 20% off full priced items

16. Kate Spade: 15% off

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17. Goodwill: Varies by location, but usually between 10% and 20% off

18. Steve Madden: 10% off in store purchase

19. Target: 10% off online only

20. Necessary Clothing: 20% off purchases of $100 or more

These are not the only stores that offer discounts to their students! Don’t be afraid to ask while shopping. Who knows the amount of money you could potentially save!

 Do you know of any other great clothing store discounts for students?

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