Bargains galore for Harborough students

Highcross Leicester is hosting a Student Takeover night.
Highcross Leicester is hosting a Student Takeover night.

Harborough students are being invited to a city shopping centre where there will be hundreds of bargains available for one night only.

The Student Takeover event is taking place at Highcross Leicester on Tuesday (March 5) from 7pm-10pm.

Exclusively for students, the centre’s renowned crowd-pulling event and will offer students an exciting night of one-off retailer offers, discounts, live DJ entertainment and a range of other freebies.

More than 40 retailers including Levi’s, Topshop and Topman, H&M, G Star, Lipsy and Office will be offering discounts of up to 55 per cent, while students will also be able to enjoy great deals at a selection of restaurants and eateries including discounts of 25 per cent at Yo! Sushi, and 20 per cent at Ed’s Easy Diner and at Aunty Anne’s.

The new Rihanna for River Island clothing range will be launched in-store on the same day, meaning students can be among the first to boast the outfits from the 56-piece collection.

If that’s not enough to excite penny-conscious fashionistas, a free tote bag will be up for grabs for every tweeter using the hash tag #HighcrossTakeover prior to the event, with extra goodies inside for 50 lucky visitors.

Students that RSVP to the event at also have the chance to win prizes including a £50 Highcross gift card, foodie freebies at Nando’s, Handmade Burger Co and Patisserie Valerie, and a three-month membership to The Gym.

Abigail White, marketing and events coordinator at Highcross, said: “We can’t wait to show students in Leicestershire a fun-packed night of exclusive retailer offers, discounts and live entertainment.

“Our last Student Takeover during Fresher’s Week in 2012 was hugely successful, so now that the autumn/winter season has passed, we’re giving students the chance to grab a bargain from the spring/summer collections, with many more great deals on offer.”

Students need to make sure they bring their student card with them for entry on the night.

To sign-up for the Student Takeover for the chance to win prizes, visit the website

Story by Alex Blackwell

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