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5 Dorm Room Must-Haves for Your College Student


The owner of the popular Kirby and Company shop, Elaine Kirby, just opened a little sister store in Darien, CT. “Kirby Girl takes girls on their journey from their backpacks to their first apartment,” says Kirby. This summer, she’s looking forward to helping college students make their dorm rooms a little more vibrant and colorful. These are the five essentials Kirby says everyone should bring with them to school:

Something from Home “Hometown pride is essential when heading off to college! We have loads of local hometown reminders in our Connecticut shop and can customize lots of décor and accessories for girls to have a touch of hometown pride in their dorm room.”

Low Tech Tools “An awesome motivational mug. A witty journal. A silly pen. In an age of tech overload, girls are going back to coffee, pen and paper for world domination inspiration.”

Kirby GirlFrames for Photos “Lots of them. Of their friends. Of their family. Of women who inspire them…”

Personalized Water Bottles in School Colors “Because these girls need to stay hydrated while they run the world.”

Decorative Pillows and Cozy Throws “Every girl needs an awesome bed set up for lounging and getting cozy. Exam prep is much more effective on a happy, styled bed!”

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