Where to Shop
Find everything you need to outfit your BU dorm room
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You’ve arrived at your dorm, unloaded the car, and realized you need more storage bins, another flash drive, and some munchies for the MicroFridge. You can get just about everything you’ll need for the school year right around the BU campus.
Bedding, towels, and room accessories can be purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond, Landmark Center, 401 Park Dr., Boston. The store’s Web site even has a back-to-school checklist. Did you buy extra-long sheets for your dorm bed?
Economy Hardware, 1012 Beacon St., Brookline, has practical items for your dorm or apartment, such as kitchen appliances, irons, and fans.
If you have the time, and a car, make the trip to IKEA, the discount furniture megastore, a half-hour away in Stoughton, Mass. For directions from the BU campus, click here. An added perk to shopping at IKEA is its food court — be sure to try the Swedish meatballs.
BU students get a discount at University Computers, 533 Commonwealth Ave., which sells computers, software, printers, and even iPods. If you still haven’t purchased a computer, read University Computers’ buying guide. It’s important to consider your intended major when computer shopping. For example, film majors need more virtual memory than English majors.
Staples, Landmark Center, 401 Park Dr., Boston, has deals on office supplies such as pens, notebooks, calculators, and flash drives.
Barnes and Noble at Boston University, 660 Beacon St., Kenmore Square, is the University’s official bookstore. Buy course books, magazines, BU sweatshirts and other clothing items, and school supplies.
For those chilly fall days, find fleece vests and waterproof jackets at REI, Landmark Center, 401 Park Dr., Boston, and Eastern Mountain Sports, 1041 Commonwealth Ave. Eastern Mountain Sports offers a 15 percent discount when you show your Terrier Card.
For those late-night study sessions, you’ll want a fully stocked MicroFridge. Head to Shaw’s, 1065 Commonwealth Ave., for Easy Mac and Hot Pockets. If your taste leans to organic foods, try Trader Joe’s, 1317 Beacon St., Brookline. And the Asian grocery store Super 88 Market, One Brighton Ave., Allston, carries fresh fish, fruits and vegetables, and hard-to-find Asian foods. While you’re there, grab lunch at the food court or try the bubble tea.
You can find most of the items you need for your dorm room at Target, 180 Somerville Ave., Somerville, but you’ll need a car.