Established in 1948, River Island has seen fashions come and go, but has always delivered a dependable mix of trend-inspired pieces and classic essentials. And its no-nonsense high street prices mean you can get the latest looks without paying designer money. There's a huge array of womenswear, menswear and children's clothing for every occasion, from formal dresses and suits to beachwear and bikinis, via jeans, shirts, tops and accessories.
River Island began life in East London in 1948. Set up by Bernard Lewis and his three brothers, the company soon became synonymous with high street fashion, gradually expanding across the UK and into Ireland. Today, there are hundreds of stores across the world – you'll even find branches of River Island in Asia and the Middle East.
But you don't have to go far to get your hands on River Island gear. Thanks to the River Island website you can search and shop the full range whenever and wherever you want, and get the latest pieces delivered straight to your door. Almost all of River Island’s products are designed in-house, by one of the biggest design teams on the high street – so whether you're shopping in store or online, there’s usually something new to see when you visit.
One of the keys to River Island's success is its ability to deliver on-trend pieces for every shopper and every occasion. Need a new pair of jeans? River Island. Some sharp office wear? River Island. Something sleek and stylish for a special occasion? River… well, you get the idea. The in-house design team put as much effort into casual clothes as they do to their impressive line of formal dresses, smart shirts and suits. And they're experts at bringing street style and high fashion down to earth, so you get the best of both worlds: up-to-the-minute looks that are still wearable and affordable. You’ll also find most items in petite and plus sizes – check the 'Shop by Fit’ section on the River Island website.
Just like the clothing range, River Island's shoes, boots, sandals and trainers are varied and affordable, with a handy mix of on-trend and classic styles. You’ll find a huge selection of footwear in store and online, from formal shoes for special occasions to casual ones for everyday style and comfort. Throughout the year you’ll also find seasonal footwear to reflect the changing weather. Shop for sandals, loafers and lighter footwear in the warmer months, and cosy, sturdy boots in autumn and winter. There’s also a good selection of boys' and girls' shoes, ensuring your little ones look just as sharp as you do.
The design team at River Island knows you value a relaxed, comfortable pair of jeans as much as a well-fitted suit. That's why the River Island menswear section covers all bases. Getting ready for a wedding or a new job? Browse the range of formal shirts, suits, waistcoats, ties and shoes. Freshening up your casual wardrobe? Shop for tops, jackets, jeans and trousers that'll turn heads next time you hit the town. Or nail your everyday and around-the-house look with hoodies, sweatshirts and T-shirts. With a simple search tool and loads of filtering options, the River Island site makes it easy to quickly find the right pieces for you – and with Quidco, you can get cashback as you shop too.
Want the whole family to look sharp? The River Island kids range is growing all the time, with fashionable, practical and smart choices for children aged from birth to 12 years old. And River Island's designers make sure childrens’ clothes are just as trend-conscious as the grown-ups' range – with a few playful twists, of course. Online you’ll find the boys' and girls' sections easily broken down, with handy age filters, including a 'Mini' option for 0-5 year-olds. If you're shopping for a particular purpose or occasion, check out the ‘Collections’ section, which curates the best school clothes, holiday clothes, formal clothes and more.
So you've found the perfect dress, the smartest shirt or the coolest suit. Job done? Not quite. Sometimes it's well-chosen accessories that really make an outfit. And when it comes to accessories, River Island has everything you need. Head to the website to discover a massive collection of bags, handbags, purses, jewellery and sunglasses. You’ll also find watches, hats, scarves and gloves as well as swimwear, underwear, socks and even fragrances. There are plenty of accessories for children too, from cosy hats to funky sunglasses and super-cute bow ties.
Shopping online at River Island couldn’t be easier. And once you've found the pieces you want, there are a range of options to ensure you get them when and where you want them. Standard delivery takes between three and five days, but if you’re in a hurry, you can pay an extra fee to arrange next day delivery or delivery on a specified day. There’s free standard delivery on orders over £65 and free express delivery if your order is more than £100. Alternatively, use the free click and collect to pick up your items from your nearest River Island store. And however you get your items, the River Island returns policy means you can return them if you're not satisfied.
For even better value from River Island, look out for occasional discount and promo codes, and for River Island's regular online sales. Check the terms and conditions when buying sale or discounted items as cashback may not be available on these purchases.
Not sure how to earn your River Island cashback? Here are just a few ways to enjoy the River Island range and get money back when you shop…
Accessories are all-important – they can liven up a tried-and-tested outfit or provide the final flourish for a new one. At River Island there is a great choice to suit a variety of designs, tastes, sizes and ages, so you'll never be stuck for ways to refine and personalise your look. Handbags are a great place to start, and River Island has everything from spacious everyday pieces to show-stopping clutch bags for that special night out. Then add colour and texture accents with belts, chokers, earrings and shoes, including head-turning high heels. Looking for mens' accessories? They're here too, with a brilliant range of wallets, watches, ties, belts, gloves and hats.
Need a present for a friend, partner or family member? Look no further. River Island's accessories make great gifts, particularly its stylish bags and watches. You'll also find some great cosmetics gifts, including grooming kits, manicure sets, perfume, eau de toilette and aftershave. If you’re not sure what to get, try buying a gift card, which will allowing the recipient to pick up whatever they want in store or online. Check the terms and conditions when buying gift cards, as your purchase may not be eligible for cashback.
Finding a stunning, affordable outfit AND getting cashback? How's that for a double win? River Island is king of the high street when it comes to show-stopping party dresses and occasion-wear, and you’ll love the prices just as much as you love your new look. Whether you're after a go-to little black dress or a funky jumpsuit, River Island will have you covered. What's more, River Island acts as a one-stop-shop for your whole outfit – your clothes, your accessories, your shoes, even your perfume or eau de toilette.
So, you’ve booked your big trip – now all you need to do is get your holiday wardrobe in shape. Take a look at River Island’s brilliant online Holiday Shop, where travel essentials, beachwear, swimwear and more are available all year round, even when it’s far from beach weather back home. Make a splash in colourful trunks, swimsuits and bikinis; sort out your beach and poolside footwear with flip-flops, sandals and espadrilles; and stay safe and stylish in the sun with sunglasses and hats. And of course there's a huge selection of shorts, T-shirts and light summer dresses to keep you cool in the heat. You’ll even find washbags and holdalls to help you pack as stylishly as you dress.
If you’re struggling to find that perfect item or outfit, head to the Inspiration section. Here you’ll find blog posts, photos and articles about the latest trends, style ideas and products, plus news about limited edition collections and special offers. Any items that catch your eye can be added to your online basket really easily – and if you're shopping through Quidco, you could earn cashback when you buy them.
If this is your first time shopping with River Island, fear not. Below you’ll find a selection of the most commonly asked questions, along with the answers of course!
At the moment Gift Cards can’t be used online but are accepted in any River Island store across the UK.
Yes, there are plenty of student discount deals available both online and in store. The student discount is only available on selected dates for customers who have a valid NUS extra card or have signed up through the Student Beans scheme. Be aware that some cashback deals may not be eligible alongside other discounts and promotions, so make sure to check the terms and conditions.
River Island stocks a variety of sizes both online and in store, including plus and petite sizes. If you’re buying online, it’s worth checking out River Island’s useful sizing guide to get a better idea of what will be the perfect fit for you.
River Island opening times vary from store to store, so we’d recommend using the store locator to find information on the branch you want to visit. Alternatively, why not buy direct from the River Island website? It's open 24 hours a day and with great delivery options, it’s the best way of ensuring you can shop at a time which suits you.
If you love River Island, check out the other fashion retailers that offer cashback deals through Quidco. Topshop, Topman, New Look and Dorothy Perkins are all high street heavyweights just like River Island, and have some fantastic offers available. There’s also Asos, an online-only name which is becoming a favourite amongst fashion-savvy shoppers.
Even though we do our best to keep the information on this page up-to-date, it may be out of date from time to time.