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Canes and Panthers- lend us your ears! You may already have the ball rolling with classes, however it's not too late to add some finishing touches to your dorm rooms, apartments and rental homes. After the jump, we've rounded up several one-stop and almost one-stop shops where you can go in with a budget and come out with a colorful array of throws, dinner ware, portable bathroom essentials and more for your new dorm.

We kept the selections as close to the University of Miami and Florida International University as possible, so you can squeeze your dorm room shopping in between classes and weekend engagements. We also chose stores that were as budget-friendly as possible, because who doesn't want a little extra cash for when you hit The Rat and Chili's? ? Let us know what you think in the comments, and feel free to let us in on any hot dorm room shopping spots you've found throughout your studies.


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1. Target Bird Road

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7795 Bird Rd
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 262-5767
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When every cute little lamp, compact accent chair and funky shower curtain has been bought from Target at Dadeland Station, consider venturing out fifteen minutes to Target on Bird Road. Or, just come here to stock up on kitchen supplies, home accents and space savers without the huge influx of freshmen and their parents.

2. West Elm

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8805 Dadeland Blvd
Miami, FL
(305) 670-7774
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Lucky ducks! Students and teachers get 15 percent off their purchases at West Elm. It's pricier than most places you'll shop for dorm goods, but if you're looking for unique bedsheets, rugs, home accents and bathroom goods that will make your new friends go "Woah!" then this is your spot. There's also a location in Midtown in case the duvet you had your eyes on is sold out here.
1661 Jefferson Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-5155
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Fun, modern, space-saving. That's the name of the game at CB2, Crate & Barrel's lesser priced sister brand. Sure, it's a bit of a drive down to South Beach from FIU or UM, but think of how unique your inner dwellings will look as you binge out on Netflix shows all day.

4. IKEA Miami

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1801 Northwest 117th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172
(888) 888-4532
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Kitchen supplies, pull-out sofas, live plants and lunch. What can't you get at IKEA? Recently opened next to Dolphin Mall, the swarms are going to be massive. Either go early during the week or prepare to battle thousands of folks vying for that last set of cheap (but perfect!) wine glasses. Otherwise, make a day trip out of it and head to IKEA Sunrise.

5. HomeGoods

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7770 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 598-3919
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Where else can you find Ralph Lauren sheets at half off? Tucked deep inside a shopping center near Dadeland Mall, all the designer home accents and essentials you'll find here are deeply discounted, so you'll definitely leave here "HomeGoods Happy."

6. The Container Store

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7200 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670-8181
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The Container Store has items to organize things you didn't even know could be organized, and could inspire even the biggest slob to tidy up with all its cute, space-saving, organizational goods, whether you're looking for tiny office supplies to essential bathroom goods.

7. Bed Bath & Beyond

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8380 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33143
(305) 662-7691
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You can literally find everything you need for dorm life at Bed Bath & Beyond, from shower caddies to fancy wall art, and down comforters to crock pots. Don't forget to cut out coupons before you go for extra savings at any of their close-to-campus locations, like Dadeland Station, Miracle Mile and International Mall.

8. Anthropologie

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330 San Lorenzo Ave Ste 2335
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 443-0021
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Because sometimes you don't want your dorm room to look like a boxy room inspired by Swedish design, Anthropologie offers the perfect outlet. Cute mugs to drink your Kuerig coffee out of, plush comforters in bright floral patterns, pom curtains you'll never want to open are just some of the things you'll find in this etherial retailer.

9. Z Gallerie

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5701 Sunset Dr, #108
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 667-4877
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For unique wall art that won't break the bank, Z Gallerie is your one stop shop. Check out their table of novelty goods, which are chock full of books, party supplies and overall ice breakers you can scatter throughout your dorm room, and browse through their sale section for dining ware scores that are cute AND affordable.

1. Target Bird Road

7795 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155
When every cute little lamp, compact accent chair and funky shower curtain has been bought from Target at Dadeland Station, consider venturing out fifteen minutes to Target on Bird Road. Or, just come here to stock up on kitchen supplies, home accents and space savers without the huge influx of freshmen and their parents.
7795 Bird Rd
Miami, FL 33155

2. West Elm

8805 Dadeland Blvd, Miami, FL
Lucky ducks! Students and teachers get 15 percent off their purchases at West Elm. It's pricier than most places you'll shop for dorm goods, but if you're looking for unique bedsheets, rugs, home accents and bathroom goods that will make your new friends go "Woah!" then this is your spot. There's also a location in Midtown in case the duvet you had your eyes on is sold out here.
8805 Dadeland Blvd
Miami, FL

3. CB2

1661 Jefferson Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Fun, modern, space-saving. That's the name of the game at CB2, Crate & Barrel's lesser priced sister brand. Sure, it's a bit of a drive down to South Beach from FIU or UM, but think of how unique your inner dwellings will look as you binge out on Netflix shows all day.
1661 Jefferson Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. IKEA Miami

1801 Northwest 117th Avenue, Miami, FL 33172
Kitchen supplies, pull-out sofas, live plants and lunch. What can't you get at IKEA? Recently opened next to Dolphin Mall, the swarms are going to be massive. Either go early during the week or prepare to battle thousands of folks vying for that last set of cheap (but perfect!) wine glasses. Otherwise, make a day trip out of it and head to IKEA Sunrise.
1801 Northwest 117th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172

5. HomeGoods

7770 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33156
Where else can you find Ralph Lauren sheets at half off? Tucked deep inside a shopping center near Dadeland Mall, all the designer home accents and essentials you'll find here are deeply discounted, so you'll definitely leave here "HomeGoods Happy."
7770 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156

6. The Container Store

7200 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33156
The Container Store has items to organize things you didn't even know could be organized, and could inspire even the biggest slob to tidy up with all its cute, space-saving, organizational goods, whether you're looking for tiny office supplies to essential bathroom goods.
7200 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156

7. Bed Bath & Beyond

8380 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33143
You can literally find everything you need for dorm life at Bed Bath & Beyond, from shower caddies to fancy wall art, and down comforters to crock pots. Don't forget to cut out coupons before you go for extra savings at any of their close-to-campus locations, like Dadeland Station, Miracle Mile and International Mall.
8380 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33143

8. Anthropologie

330 San Lorenzo Ave Ste 2335, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Because sometimes you don't want your dorm room to look like a boxy room inspired by Swedish design, Anthropologie offers the perfect outlet. Cute mugs to drink your Kuerig coffee out of, plush comforters in bright floral patterns, pom curtains you'll never want to open are just some of the things you'll find in this etherial retailer.
330 San Lorenzo Ave Ste 2335
Coral Gables, FL 33146

9. Z Gallerie

5701 Sunset Dr, #108, South Miami, FL 33143
For unique wall art that won't break the bank, Z Gallerie is your one stop shop. Check out their table of novelty goods, which are chock full of books, party supplies and overall ice breakers you can scatter throughout your dorm room, and browse through their sale section for dining ware scores that are cute AND affordable.
5701 Sunset Dr, #108
South Miami, FL 33143