Dorothy Perkins Student Discount Guide

We absolutely love shopping at Dorothy Perkins. Whether it’s beautiful dresses for that Friday night out, casualwear for campus or stylish accessories, dorothyperkins.com is always on point.

What we love even more is there is a Dorothy Perkins student discount of 10% off both online and in-store. To get it just head to this page, follow the instructions and you’ll get a promo code or the reduction made at the till.

But the Student Squirrel doesn’t stop there. This is a comprehensive guide for all you hard up students and we’ve done some research to find out all the ways that you style savvy brainiacs can save more.

First off, take a look at our savings section below for the latest DOROTHY PERKINS PROMO CODES, OFFERS, FREE DELIVERY and MORE!

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20% Off Selected Lines

10% Off with Newsletter Sign-up

Dorothy Perkins is a fantastic much-loved store and is popular for its feminine, flattering and affordable collection of women’s clothing.

It’s a firm favourite with students all over the UK and they often have a great range of discounts to boot!

Their brilliant range of everyday and occasion wear designs are great for tall, petite and curve shapes; there really is something for everyone!

As well as fantastic everyday-wear, Dorothy Ps (or Dotty Ps as it’s affectionately known) offers a range of on trend fashion items, including dresses and stylish shoes – for all events and occasions – so whether you are off to a lecture, the pub, a café or glamorous ball, you’ll usually find something great to wear and at a great price.

In our handy discounts guide we will cover off the following top savings tips:

dorothy perkins student discount guide

1. Get the Dorothy Perkins Student Discount

The burning question on your lips… do Dorothy Perkins do a student discount?

Great news! YES THEY DO!

The official Dorothy Perkins student discount is 10% off when shopping at www.dorothyperkins.com.

So, your next question is probably “How do I get this amazing offer?”

Well that is very easy just follow the simple instructions below to get a voucher code today! It couldn’t be simpler.

  1. Go to this special page on the official DP website.
  2. Follow the instructions and you will be given your unique student discount code.
  3. Shop, shop, shop! Yes browse around and place all the stylish clothing and accessories you need in your online basket.
  4. At this point head to checkout and then enter your unique student discount code to redeem the 10% discount!

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

And here’s a top squirrel tip:

“Unlike most other student discounts, the DP student code works for items in the sale too so make sure you use it for this to ‘stack’ your reductions.”

However, are you still looking for more ways to save? You greedy lot! LOL. If so read on for more tips.

2. Dorothy Perkins NUS Code, Unidays & Student Beans Discounts

So the student discount card market is quite fragmented these days.

There is the good old NUS but also the NUS Extra card, online apps such as Unidays and Student Beans and even voucher code sites.
Don’t worry though, the student Squirrel is here to make things clear.

Dorothy Perkins NUS Code

So NUS students qualify for the 10% discount. Simply go to the validation page and you’ll be issued with the promo code.

You can show your NUS card in stores and you will qualify as well.

Just to be clear, there is no online NUS discount code and no affiliation with the NUS Extra scheme. But, NUS students qualify for the code.

Dorothy Perkins Unidays

Dorothy Perkins is part of the Unidays discount scheme.

Go to this page on dorothyperkins.com and follow the instructions and you’ll be issued with the Unidays promo code to get the 10% discount.

Unidays is free to to join and various different student types are accepted.

Is there a Student Beans Dorothy Perkins Discount?

There is also a Student Beans discount. Hurrah. Check out the same page as mentioned above for full instructions.

You will be issued with a unique Student Beans voucher code which you can use to get a 10% reduction.

3. Dorothy Perkins Discount Code, Promo Codes & Vouchers

One of the best ways for students to get a price reduction is by using a promo code. These essentially knock money off at the till!

In section 2 we saw that you can get a standard 10% NUS code by proving your student status.

However, this funky fashion retailer also releases online voucher codes throughout the year which anyone can use (so no fiddly validation process) and sometimes they offer a bigger discount than 10%.

They typically last between 7 to 14 days so you have to be quick.

“I’m always on the lookout for a good DP discount code (as well as the nuts of course) so check out our savings section which lists any live codes as well as any other ways to save at dorothyperkins.com.”

DiscountDate ValidatedCode Required
10% Dorothy Perkins Student Discount CodeOctober 2018Yes
20% Off Dresses, Tops & ShoesOctober 2018No
Up to 50% Off SaleOctober 2018No

4. Sales Alerts & Savings Tips

Promo codes are all well and good but did you know that students can make the biggest savings when the Dorothy Perkins sales are on.

The best way to check if there is a sale on is on this page on dorothyperkins.com.

They also have a permanent clearance page which is great to check out too for the latest bargains.

Plus in our savings section we also list the biggest and best sales, plus other great ways to save too. We update this regularly so give it a squiz.

Dorothy Perkins also takes part in many of the big sales throughout the year and we’ve broken it down for you below. If it’s coming up to this time you might want to hold off until a big sale is on. It’s a great way for students to save!

Dorothy Perkins Black Friday Offers & Cyber Monday

Dorothy Perkins goes into Black Friday hard.

They usually have a teaser sale which runs until the Thursday before with selected fashion lines up to 50% off.

Then, when Black Friday comes practically everything goes for half price. This is one of the best times of the year to bag a Dotty P bargain.

Christmas, Boxing Day & Dorothy Perkins January Sales

You have to be quick with the Dorothy Perkins Christmas sales as they have been known to start on 22nd December!

Again they tend to put everything in at 50% off. If you have your eye on something special then get it then as when it’s gone, its gone.

Then past Boxing Day they add further reductions.

Dorothy Perkins Mid-Season Spring Sale

This sale usually occurs around the end of February and beginning of March.

All fashion lines are included and the discount is 25% this time.

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5. Store Overview & Buyers Guide

Multinational womenswear retailer Dorothy Perkins sells both its own brand of clothing and others across 400 UK stores, online, and some outlets elsewhere in the world.

It also has 2,500 concessions in larger department stores such as House of Fraser and Debenhams – so it really is a brand you can find anywhere!

Owned by the Arcadia Group, Dorothy Perkins, or ‘Dotty Ps’ as it’s often known, is an exciting, versatile and feminine brand that sells a range of clothing, accessories and shoes for women of all ages, shapes and sizes; including maternity, petite, plus-size and tall ranges. Dorothy Perkins shoes come in sizes 3-9, with wide fit styles available.

The Arcadia Group is owned by businessman Philip Green and includes other high street brands such as Burton, Evans, Ms Selfridge, Topshop, Topman and Wallis. Needless to say, they know a thing or two about selling quality clothes!

Positioned amongst the other brands in the portfolio, Dorothy Perkins is a budget retailer; with Dorothy Perkins coats starting at a price point of £22.50, Dorothy Perkins tops from £2.00 and Dorothy Perkins jeans from £6.00.

Through the years, Dotty Ps has been marketed alongside famous faces such as Yasmin le Bon and Helena Christensen.

Now opting for more accessible ‘real women’ models, you’re more likely to find a size 16 or an older lady in their ads than a supermodel, to reflect their customer base.

The company is also strictly committed to their corporate responsibility programme, ‘Fashion Footprint’, that incorporates environmental and social considerations in the business and supply chain. This means that you can shop with peace of mind that you’re not funding anything unethical or irresponsible.

Amongst other things, Dorothy Perkins aims to: continually reduce their carbon footprint through packaging, air miles, waste and energy use; to benefit the communities within which it operates via charity work, education and social integration; to adhere to the Better Cotton Initiative and the Bangladesh Accord on Safety and Fire; and to treat all employees fairly in a safe, happy, healthy working environment.

You’ll find a Dorothy Perkins presence (be it a store or concession) on almost every high street across the UK, so it’s a firm favourite amongst students and bargain hunters alike because its so easily accessible to all! With an online selection that’s updated daily, you can find great value and quality clothes and accessories even if you don’t have a physical bricks-and-mortar shop near you: there’s no excuse for not hunting down a bargain!

A Student Discount Squirrel favourite, we also recommend keeping an eye on their clearance section online – it often hosts some hefty discount offers as a result of returned stock that’s gone unsold in stores or as a result of lines being replaced quickly by newer trends and fashions. There’s some real bargains to be had here, particularly in the maternity, petite, plus size and tall sections.

Nude Patent Chain Shoulder Bag, £18.75

The perfect bag to glam up an outfit with minimal effort, the chain strap of this bag gives it a really elegant and dainty look that you can’t just achieve with chunky fabric. The nude colour goes with everything and the patent finish means that it looks ‘dressed up’ but is actually wipe-clean to easily avoid any outfit disasters. This versatile piece works for nights out, occasions and job interviews – consider it your new ‘smart’ bag!

Black Eyelet Waist Lace Pencil Dress, £28.50

This little black dress is great for everything because it’s really versatile, so you’ll get a lot of use out of it! It can be dressed up with heels and a dainty bag for an occasion, or rocked with a bandana in the hair and bright accessories for a vintage rockabilly night out look. Despite it looking super expensive, it comes in at under £30 and like all Dorothy Perkins dresses, its machine washable!

2 pack Leopard Print and Red Belt Set, £4.05

Skinny polyurethane belts can jazz up any outfit and make it easily look like you’ve made considerably more effort than you have by adding in a jot of colour. Wear with jeans and team with co-ordinated accessories to pull together a casual ensemble or use over a top or dress to cinch in your waist and create a feminine shape where they may not be usually a ‘nip in’. These belts will last for ages and make even the most boring of outfits look beautiful.

Dorothy Perkins History

Dorothy Perkins first started life as the not-so-catchy named ‘Ladies Hosiery and Underwear Limited’ back in 1909.

Rebranded to the name we all know and love today in 1939, the branding came about as a suggestion from the director’s wife. 75 stores were operating and were best known for their five-shilling blouses – starting as they meant to go on with great value clothing!

It was 1977 that saw Dotty Ps open on Oxford Street in London with a large flagship store of 7,500ft. This shop is still in place today… although now joined by hundreds of others and thousands of concessions.

Broadening out to support more women, the shop introduced a maternity range in 1993, a petite range in 1998 and a tall range in 2001. In 1999, the website and online store opened and in 2012 the brand hit all-time popularity with the Kardashian Kollection in collaboration with the world-famous sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian.

Today, Dorothy Perkins continues to grow and can now boast outlets in Spain, Gibraltar, Cyprus, Singapore and Turkey. The future looks bright… and feminine!

6.FAQs & Summary

Dotty Ps is a firm favourite here at SDS and they often have brilliant discounts. In following the below check list you are sure to make the best savings:

  1. Get your DP student discount code for 10% off for online shopping.
  2. Check out the dedicated sales pages for even more savings and bag yourself bargain.
  3. Free delivery on all click and collect orders or free home delivery on orders over £50!
  4. 10% one off voucher code for signing up to the newsletter!
  5. Shop the sales for even bigger discounts. We’ll alert you when they’re on.

And finally check back here for regular and new discount codes, promo codes and moving saving tips.

Similar Stores

There are lots of similar retailers selling fantastic fashion at great prices. Boohoo have a great selection and offers a 10% student discount. For a highstreet staple, Miss Selfridge has a fabulous offering and again students can save with a discount. Debenhams has some fantastic ladies clothing and usually there is some kind of sale on to save. Other ones to consider are:

M and S – https://studentdiscountsquirrel.co.uk/marks-spencer/

Superdry – https://studentdiscountsquirrel.co.uk/superdry/

TK Maxx – https://studentdiscountsquirrel.co.uk/tk-maxx/

Jack Wills – https://studentdiscountsquirrel.co.uk/jack-wills/

Dorothy Perkins Fun Facts!

Did you know…?:

  • Dorothy Perkins is part of the Arcadia Group
  • It was founded in 1909 by HP Newman but changed it’s name in 1919 to Dorothy Perkins!
  • It specialises in women’s retail fashion and has blossomed from selling just lingerie, tights and sleepwear to fashion items!
  • The like to offer what they call a “flattering fit” for all customers!
  • The like to do the whole outfit – so you can go in a DP and get the dress, shoes and handbags to match – super easy!
  • Their DP Curve Collection is designed for ladies from sizes 18-28
  • They have 400 UK stores and outlets in Spain, Singapore, Cyprus and more.
  • They launched a Kardashian Collection in 2012