Written by Laura Dickinson

There’s no shortage of places to shop in Huddersfield. The town centre has a range of high street shops such as River Island, Primark, Topshop and H&M. There’s also a great mix of smaller independent retailers where you can find something really unique. Kingsgate and the recently renovated Packhorse Centre are a great starting point. There are some great unique shopping experiences like Byram Arcade, the indoor and outdoor market where you can pick up some great bargains.

Whether it’s clothes, food or household essentials, you can find everything you need in Huddersfield no matter what your budget. Here’s some top tips on places to shop whether you’re watching the pennies or feeling flush.

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Feeling flush?

Fashion lover?

Got a sweet tooth?

Got enough to last?

Fridge full?


Go to Kingsgate shopping centre

Treat yourself from an array of on trend shops like House of Fraser and Office.

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You’ll love Creams

It’s a luxurious dessert shop. Cake on a stick? Yes please!

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Have a Dominos pizza instead.

With £30 worth of food for £15 and free delivery, that’s the kind of Maths we like.

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Stock up

Be smart and stock up on a few luxuries now – your future self will thank you. But remember to shop around, those pennies still count!

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Fill the fridge

With a mix of supermarkets and discount stores, you’ll always find a deal on your groceries in Huddersfield.

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Don’t panic

Don’t be tempted to take out a payday loan or overspend on your overdraft – interest rates will just land you in further debt later on. If you are struggling, visit our student finance office on campus to get more money advice.

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Watching the pennies


Check out Queensgate’s Open Market on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday to stock up on your fresh fruit and veg – it’s an affordable way to get your five a day.


Got a big night coming up? Head to Primark to get kitted out in the latest fashion without it wiping out your bank account.


For kitting out your new student house, there’s no shortage of options. If you want to save the pennies head to Wilko’s where you’ll find everything you need from kettles, to rugs to all the cleaning equipment you are going to need! Poundland, Poundworld and Home Bargains are also great for essential items too.

Something a little different

Head to Upmarket Sunday at the Open Market on the second Sunday of every month for locally produced fashion, hand-made crafts and food if you fancy something a little different.

Feeling flush


Look out for supermarket discounts and delivery deals on your first online food shop. You can find affordable prices at Lidl, Aldi, B&M Bargains, Poundland, Poundworld and Home Bargains too.


If you feel like splashing the cash, Kingsgate Shopping Centre is home to House of Fraser, River Island, Topshop, Next, New Look, H&M and TK Maxx. Don’t forget to use your student card for those handy discounts.


If you want something to occupy you, shops for entertainment are not in short supply. There’s W.H. Smiths, Game, Waterstones and Vinyl Tap, or if you want to save or make some money head to CEX where you can buy or sell.

Read more about what there is to do in Huddersfield by visiting our student blogs.