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Outfit Your Space with Home Outfitters Back to Dorm Style Essentials

TORONTO, ON – With the start of the school season just around the corner it can be difficult to leave the sunny carefree days of summer behind. Getting back in the swing of things doesn’t need to turn into a daunting assignment thanks to Home Outfitters 2013 Back to Dorm collection. Whether outfitting a multifunctional dorm or revamping an adolescent bedroom, Home Outfitters houses a plethora of trendy and affordable finds that are sure to make the grade.

“Whether staying local or going away to college, planning for back to school can often feel like a chore,” says Paul Yun Sung, Director of Fashion, Product & Brand Management at Home Outfitters. “Our design team has searched high and low to take the guesswork out of academic living, selecting only the trendiest yet affordable pieces college students would be proud to showcase.”


Storage 101

Organization is half the battle when venturing off to new and unknown territories, and starting off fresh is a fantastic opportunity to get organized and keep it that way. “Organizational products don’t need to look and feel boring – they’re actually a great way to inject dimension and colour in a small space,” says Yun Sung. “Not only do they serve to organize, but can become the style focus in a room.”

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12” Wire Baskets

These colorful grid storage boxes are great for housing items that are used regularly so they stay in plain view.

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Get Sorted Storage Totes

Stackable boxes make for great closed storage units, and serve double duty as an accent piece thanks to their trendy and fun colour palettes.

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5L Step Can

De-clutter and make room for the essentials with this compact 10.5” X 8” close-lid, 5L garbage bin. Available in lime and raspberry.


Studying 101

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Exclamation/Question Mark Bookends

Punctuation doesn’t stop in the classroom. Keep your textbooks organized between these graphic bookends.

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Memo Canvas Board

Lecture schedules, assignment due dates, reminders and mail are easily accessible and visible with this modern communication board.

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iPhone Clock

Never miss a class with this tech-inspired large glass clock.

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Home Studio Desk & Eiffel Chair

A fun and functional work space makes studying a little more inviting!


Bathing 101

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Home Studio Bath Towels

Dry off in style. With a variety of fashion colours to choose room, these towels are soft to the touch and add a punch of colour to any bathroom.

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Polder Style Station

Not sure where to store all those hair tools? This compartmentalized style station keeps hair dryers, straighteners, curling irons and brushes organized. $24.99


Eating 101

Living on cheeseburgers and fries will surely pack on the freshman 15, and fast! With hectic schedules taking priority, it hardly leaves any time to sit down and enjoy a meal. These kitchen essentials are stylish and make for quick and easy cleanup.

Emoticon Mugs

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Wake up to these oversized emoticon mugs that can be filled with morning java or a favourite steeping hot tea.

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Zak Dinnerware

Liven up your tabletop with trendy and BPA free melamine dinnerware and, for any student lucky enough to have one, they’re dishwasher safe!


Sleeping 101

All-nighters don’t leave much room for beauty sleep, but it’s important to catch some zzzs —especially as mid-terms roll around. “The trick to creating the perfect sleeping environment is to be armed with all the comforts,” explains Yun Sung. “The bedroom needs to be dark and a bed should be outfitted with comfortable and cozy linens,” he goes on to say.

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Home Studio 5-pc Comforter Set

Pattern and texture is all the rage, so why not inject a little bit of both into bedding coordinates? This 5-pc comforter set comes with all the essentials.

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Essential Needs Jersey Sheet sets

These 100% cotton “t-shirt soft” breathable sheets allow for better body temperature control and come in a wide variety of electrifying patterns and colours.

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Essential Needs Foam Mattress Topper

An extra layer of comfort makes all the difference when on the quest for a good night’s sleep.


Lounging 101

Every college goer needs time to kick back and relax, and what better way to do it than in style! These décor finds add dimension, texture and brighten up a space in no time. Not only are they cool to look at, their multifunctional and versatile uses make them great pieces for everyday living.

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Home Studio Faux Mohair Pouf

Fuzzy and fluffy ottoman inspired seating is a must for lounging on after a grueling lecture. Its playful texture adds character and flair to any room.

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Sand Hourglass

A great desk accent, this clear hourglass is a modern take on the traditional timekeeper. Filled with bright-coloured sand, this will positively stand out amongst all other décor accessories.

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Decorative Skyline & Zipper Cushions

Bring a splash of the big city to dorm living with these graphic and textured cushions. Their unique and bold prints make a posh accent to any bedroom or sitting area.


About Home Outfitters

Home Outfitters (known as Déco Découverte in Quebec) is Canada’s largest kitchen, bed, and bath specialty superstore.  Founded in 1999 and operated by the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), today it operates 69 stores across the country with approximately 1,850 Associates.  Home Outfitters provides Canadians with stylish, quality merchandise at great value by major brands including Nespresso, Breville, Cuisinart, KitchenAid, dyson, Vera Wang, Dansk, kate spade new york, Nautica, GlucksteinHome, Steven and Chris, umbra, simplehuman  and more.


About Hudson’s Bay Company

Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), founded in 1670, is North America’s longest continually operated company.  In the United States, HBC operates Lord & Taylor, an iconic department store with 48 full-line store locations and 3 outlet locations throughout the northeastern United States and in two major cities in the Midwest, and  In Canada, HBC operates Hudson’s Bay, Canada’s largest department store with 90 locations, unsurpassed in its fashion, beauty, home and accessory designers and brands, as well as HBC also operates Home Outfitters, Canada’s largest home specialty superstore with 69 locations across the country. With approximately 29,000 Associates in Canada and the U.S., Hudson’s Bay Company banners provide stylish, quality merchandise at great value, with a dedicated focus on service excellence. Hudson’s Bay Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “HBC”.


For further information, please contact:

Patricia Lo Curto

Marketing Coordinator

Home Outfitters