Back to School….hmmm

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Best room in the dorm. Our half sister is returning to college next week, so we know what it is like: filling up two cars or a Uhaul to get all the furniture and necessary amenities to the site of your most intense living for the next 9 months. We were sort of DIYers, but we also went over the top doing up our room so that it was a work of art.

In honor of all of this, we are featuring our best Furnish Your Nest Finds over the next few weeks. If we do anything right, we hope that the droves of college students coming to NYC will comb this site for bargains and tips in the days ahead.

To start off, here is a list of some of the best affordable stores we know of so far. Got more? Let us know:

Housing Works: Great furniture at great prices
Multiple locations downtown and uptown

City Opera thrift shop: Vintage sofas, blouses and….
222 East 23rd Street (2nd and 3rd ave)

White on White: Danish modern at warehouse prices
353 Broadway (below Franklin) & 149 Essex Street

And of Course…