Hoog Catharijne is the biggest shopping mall in Utrecht and is linked to the main station: Utrecht Centraal. Here you will find most of the major clothing brands and stores e.g. C&A, H&M, Hema, Vera Moda, Etos (over the counter medication, make up and odds and ends), Douglas (similar to an Edgars Red Square with most popular make up and perfume brands available), Kruidvat (also a bit of everything, just like a Clicks store).
Furthermore Kringloop Winkels id worth to note – each town will have one and its a great place to pick up a bargain. These are basically second hand stores for furniture and odds and ends, so well worth a visit when you are setting up home.
For a rough overview of shops, see the list below.