Are you looking for the best places to buy dorm stuff in 2021? Here are our favorite college dorm room shopping stores that you’ll absolutely love!
This post may contain affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase, I might make a small commission at no extra charge to you. Please read my full disclosure here.
Shopping for college is an exciting but overwhelming process. There are literally so many things to think of and essentials to buy for college.
Having gone through this experience a year ago we found the best place to get dorm stuff for us was Amazon. That’s because my daughter went to college at Hawaii Pacific University.
Since we live in NY there was a limited amount of college dorm room stuff that she was able to bring with her. If you are bringing your college dorm decor with you then this list of the top places to shop for dorm stuff is for you!
This post is all about top places the best places to buy dorm stuff in 2021.
Best Places For Dorm Shopping | Hawaii Pacific University
Best Places To Buy Dorm Stuff 2021
Here are the best places to buy dorm stuff of 2021.
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Urban Outfitters
- The Container Store
- Red Bubble
You may be familiar with many of these places to get dorm stuff but may not have heard of the niche shops. Both DormCo and Dormify focus on all things dorm room which is great because it’s one-stop shopping.
College planning does not have to be stressful. The secret is to plan as much ahead of time as possible.
Having been through this before I know the four years will go fast so let’s all enjoy the journey!
For any parents reading this please remember you are essentially paying for an experience. Yes, your child will get an education but they also need to grow and have fun as people too.
Let them figure it out. Then at the end of the four years, you will be that much closer to having an ADULT child which is the goal. NO?!
As long as my child graduates with a Bachelors’s degree, in a major of her choice, and enjoyed the ride we are good! Look at it this way… you pay for daycare at the start of the journey and then again at the end. Ha Ha!!
That’s my thoughts and opinion on the subject anyway.
Dorm Room Shopping Sites
Through the process of project Get Bella’s ass to Hawai’i, we discovered the best places to shop for dorm stuff. Some we looked at for dorm ideas because it was hard to ship from.
When the time finally came the majority of dorm stuff we ordered was from Amazon and Urban Outfitters.
Since Bella stayed at the dorm the first year her bedroom was the most important. Going forward she’ll be off-campus so she will need living room and kitchen stuff too.
Freshman year she just needed bedroom, bath essentials, and some kitchen things. She also had three other roommates who all purchased stuff for the loft dorm suite they shared as well.
Now for the details on the best dorm room shopping sites in no particular order:
Amazon is the most convenient places to get dorm stuff. We bought 99% of Bella’s dorm stuff there.
They literally have every vendor and the shipping is ridiculously fast.
Shipping to Hawai’i Pacific University was not two days but the prices were the best. This was the go-to shop to buy dorm stuff for college in Hawai’i.
Also, many of Bella’s teammates said they shopped for their college dorm decor from Amazon. For more things to buy for college from Amazon head to 21+ Dorm Essentials From Amazon That You’ll Be Obsessed With.
Duvet | Sheets | Blanket | Shower Curtain | Trash Can | Towel Set | Bath Rug | Beach Towels | Storage Cart | Neon Sign | Chair | Keurig | Blender | Pillow | Steamer | Stacking Draws | Artwork | Rice Maker | Mirror | Letter Board
By far the most cost effective on-trend resource for college shopping.
Walmart is also a great place to shop for food depending on how close it is located to the campus. For my daughter, it is close to Hawaii Pacific University so she shops there often.
Below is a roundup of awesome dorm stuff to buy at Walmart.
They have all the essentials and are one of the best college dorm stores. For more dorm room stuff head here 21+ Walmart Dorm Essentials For College Freshmen.
Duvet | Sheets | Blanket | Shower Curtain | Towel Set | Bath Rug | Trash Can | Robe | Storage Cart | Pillow | Chair | Stacking Draws | Keurig | Blender | Mirror | Mini Fridge | Letter Board | Rice Maker | Neon Sign | Steamer
Do I need to give any explanation for Tarjay?!
The value and product offering at Target are always trendy and up to date. When it comes to dorm shopping it’s no different. They literally have everything you could possibly need for your dorm room.
Target is definitely at the top of the best places to buy cool dorm stuff. For more Target college dorm stuff head to 21+ Target Dorm Essentials Every Freshman Needs.
Duvet | Sheets | Blanket | Shower Curtain | Towel Set | Bath Rug | Trash Can | Robe | Storage Cart | Pillow | Chair | Steamer | TV | Stacking Draws | Keurig | Blender | Mirror | Letter Board | Rice Maker | Neon Sign
Bed Bath & Beyond is the go-to for many dorm students who are traveling a far distance from school.
They even have a FREE Moving Solutions service.
Instead of packing up and hauling your stuff across the country or state, you can just head to your local Bed Bath & Beyond or online to do your shopping.
This is definitely one of the BEST places to buy dorm stuff in 2021. For more awesome college stuff head to 21+ Bed Bath & Beyond Dorm Essentials For College Freshman.
Duvet | Sheets | Portable Charger | Blanket | Shower Curtain | Towel Set | Robe | Bath Rug | Trash Can | Storage Cart | Pillow | Chair | Steamer | Stacking Draws | Keurig | Blender | Mirror | Letter Board | Rice Maker | Neon Sign
Urban Outfitters has awesome products that will add personality and style to your dorm room.
We were obsessed with this bedding BUT it was on backorder. So we canceled the order and found white bedding at Target.
Urban Outfitters is also a great resource for affordable furniture and home decor that will look fabulous in your off campus housing.
There is a store in Hawaii so my daughter was able to pick up a few dorm decor items in person.
Related Posts: 25+ Boho Glam Dorm Bedroom At Home Ideas
The container store is perfect for all your dorm room organization needs.
This is one of the best places to buy stuff for college that will keep you super organized and productive.
If you are looking for cheap dorm stuff then Ikea is for you. We did not have that option but definetly would have shopped here if we could.
If you do not have a store close by you can still purchase those blue large travel bags everyone loves on Amazon.
They are awesome if you are traveling by car to your college dorm.
Etsy is a great place to shop for uniques pillows, accessories and wall decor.
Plus you get the bonus of supporting small businesses and many shop owners side hustles!
If you need some filler items this is a place place to check out. For those who are comfortable ordering online overstock is a place to shop for college.
Related Post: 15 Graduation Gifts The Class of 2021 Will Actually Love
10. Red Bubble
Red Bubble is an awesome place to shop for stickers to personalize your computer, water bottles, helmets, and more. Bella ordered 10 stickers in total. She loves them all!
Shein is a super inexpensive place to shop for cool dorm decor. They have longer shipping times (it comes from China) but it’s totally worth the wait. Shein has many original finds to make you dorm room special.
We ordered a pillow cover from here but some how lost it before Bella left for college. Not sure how that happened?!
This is a great place to shop especially for dorm packages.
Their main niche is dorm rooms so they really have that “look and feel” department covered.
Similarly to DormCo, they specialize in all things dorm room. Above all, they are a great resource.
Since Bella goes to college at Hawai’i Pacific University we were not able to shop at all these. However, for most freshman, they are awesome resources.
I hope this was inspiring and helpful as you go through your college shopping experience.
Let me know in the comments where your favorite places to shop for dorm essentials are.
Have an awesome night day full of Unicorns + Rainbows!
This post is all about top places the best places to buy dorm stuff in 2021.