Fashion Guide to Exeter

Thanks to the flourishing fashion scene in Exeter following the opening of the John Lewis store and the redevelopment of Princesshay, there are so many reasons for fashionistas to visit the city to get their shopping fix. In fact, as Exeter has established itself firmly on the South West fashion map, we have come up with a guide that includes all the latest news so that you can indulge in all things fashion-related.

The Style in Exeter event is happening on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October in Princesshay Square and will feature retailers from all over the city showcasing their clothing ranges to give you a real flavour of what is on trend this autumn and winter. The catwalk shows are scheduled to take place from 11 am to 4 pm on the Saturday and 11 am to 3 pm on the Sunday, with the added bonus of free admission. There will be collections from around 30 high street and boutique stores, making this a must-see event! More information will be available shortly, so please visit for further details.

With a plethora of fashion outlets catering for men, women, children and teenagers across many different styles, Exeter offers something for everyone. If you are looking for clothing for your baby, toddler or small child, why not pop into JoJo Maman Bébé for some first-rate, French-inspired items or Mothercare for its classic, chic outfits and smart-looking party wear. If you are an adrenaline junkie then Animal and Two Seasons can help you to achieve that cool edge when you are on the beach, the slopes or even at the skatepark. For teenagers and young adults who can be especially difficult to please, Jack Wills, Topshop/Topman, Primark and New Look will appeal to their discerning eye. If you are looking for designer clothing and accessories, Hobbs, Reiss, Allsaints and Cath Kidston have offerings that will be right up your street. However, if you are searching for something that is more individual and alternative, head to the Real McCoy or Velveteen for a steampunk or gothic feel.

Are you waiting for the next high-end fashion store to open? If so, you will no doubt be happy to learn that the upmarket clothing chain, Jigsaw, is now open in the Guildhall.

Are you pushed for time or perhaps in need of some fashion advice? Well, we have a remedy for you in the form of personal shoppers at Debenhams and personal stylists available at John Lewis. These specialised shopping services will help you to achieve the most flattering look whatever the season or occasion. You can book online with both department stores to arrange an appointment convenient for you.

Calling all students who need to make that student loan stretch further. To help you start off on the right foot this semester, you are invited to attend the Strictly Students event being held on Tuesday 4th October between 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm in Princesshay. You can preregister at All you need to do is bring your email confirmation on the day with your valid student ID to Princesshay Square outside Debenhams to enjoy an evening of fantastic offers with discounts on popular brands as well as live entertainment.

With so much going on and the wealth of fashion outlets located in Exeter, the city cannot be overlooked as one of the South West’s supreme shopping destinations.

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