11 Brands That Will Fill the Bed Bath & Beyond Void in Your Life

published May 31, 2023
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Bed Bath & Beyond store entrance at the Great Mall in South San Francisco Bay Area.
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It was a sad day learning of nationwide Bed Bath & Beyond closures, and an even sadder day having to toss my years-worth wad of coupons, since sister companies like The Container Store and Kirkland’s Home have officially stopped honoring them (somewhere, Abbi and Ilana from “Broad City” are crying). Now that the dust has settled a bit, though, I’ve genuinely been wondering: where is there to shop instead of Bed Bath & Beyond, especially during back-to-school season?

Not only was BB&B my one-stop spot for well-priced kitchenware and home storage galore, but I practically lived in my local store the summer before starting college. I remember at the time, they even had a handy dorm checklist with recommended products, which I followed to an absolute tee — and used legitimately everything. That said, despite the company’s heartbreaking demise, not all coupon-cutting hope is lost forever! Whether you’re dorm shopping, decorating your first apartment, or just in need of a convenient BB&B replacement, I rounded up 11 similar brands to get your budget-friendly fix on college staples, kitchen must-haves, bedding, bath items, and, well…beyond.

When it comes to dorm decor, Dormify has absolutely every department covered — in style, to boot. Prices do skew a little higher here, but you can build your own bedding bundle (starting at $293 for eight pieces) or shop a la carte from their all-encompassing selection of compact, double-duty storage solutions.

Don’t underestimate Etsy for unique home and college goods, especially if you’re looking for something handmade or customized. Think personalized canvas laundry bags, affordable art prints (often available as digital downloads to print to scale and tape on the wall, nail-free), and one-of-a-kind twin XL bedding sets — all at a range of price points.

From the same parent company as T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, HomeGoods has you covered with design-forward finds on a dime, and you never know what awaits in stores or online. That includes kitchen, bedding, and bath essentials, but also — most notably — the brand’s stylish assortment of small-space-friendly furniture and decor. Stock up for your first off-campus or post-grad apartment, or score a new living room lamp for less than $60.

While Macy’s does supply everything from big-ticket furniture to pillows, I’d suggest heading to the department store for small kitchen appliances specifically. Count on Bed Bath & Beyond-level costs across a range of air fryers, countertop grills, blenders, juicers, and more, which you can sort by price and brand.

PB Teen has a designated dorm landing page, complete with storage, organization, and lounge furniture that resemble former Bed Bath & Beyond styles, albeit at a slightly higher cost. The home brand offers no shortage of ways to personalize your space, though, from no-nail decor and artwork to wall-mounted headboards.

Arguably one of the best Bed Bath & Beyond replacements, QVC is the holy grail of budget-friendly home shopping. Need new flatware or kitchen knives? Take your pick of affordable, top-rated search results. How about cleaning supplies or home project tools? They’ve got it all, and oftentimes at a discount. Browse by brand, too, via the likes of Dyson, Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray, and more, or get inspired by their curated “home trends” page.

It’s a no-brainer to swing by Target for, well, basically anything, but they also have a surprisingly robust college shop, including little things you might be leaving off your packing lineup (yes, you will use the ubiquitous study pillow). The prices are so right here, too, with dorm-friendly dining essentials starting at just 50 cents, plus additional furniture just $25 and up.

If you’re in need of fun, modern furniture and decor, look no further than Urban Outfitters’ home extension. The brand prioritizes small-space designs, as seen in colorful wall shelves, corner desks, and double-duty coffee tables. Their kitchen and bar section is also a must-see for kitschy, trendy takes on everyday essentials.

Touting collaborations with Sofia Vergara and Drew Barrymore, Walmart is a treasure trove of well-designed home items you’d never even guess came from the nationwide superstore. Even stylish big-ticket furniture will set you back just a few hundred dollars. Beyond that, the brand has a hand in just about every lifestyle division imaginable — including school supplies — plus guarantees free delivery, shipping, returns, and rewards opportunities if you become a Walmart+ member.

Believe it or not, West Elm also has its own dorm section, dedicated to contemporary bedding, bath, decor, and storage — most of which is designed to see you through graduation and beyond. Best of all, similar to BB&B, they even offer an in-depth shoppable checklist that’s applicable to both dorms and off-campus housing with suggested product ideas.

Similar to Costco (another viable Bed Bath & Beyond alternative), BJ’s functions as a members-only marketplace across groceries, household supplies, electronics, indoor and outdoor furniture — and the list goes on. If you live near a store, consider joining for bulk savings and exclusive coupons, plus same-day delivery in select areas.