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Bedworks/The Futon Shop 15 Western Ave. in Central Square (617) 547-6000  offers good values in futons, futon frames, platform beds, foam mattresses and accessories.

Boston Bed Company 535 Cambridge St. (617) 782-3830 sells beds, mattresses and bedroom supplies.

Boutique Fabulous  1309 Cambridge St. in Inman Square (617) 864-0656 carries home décor items, clothing & accessories, all either one of a kind, vintage, new, or handmade. The ownter takes care in hand picking each item sold in the store and makes sure that there is a unique variety covering all tastes and styles.

College Furniture/Rugs 137 Harvard Ave. in Allston (617) 254-5949. This barebones furniture store offers virtually every dorm room necessity at affordable (dare we say cheap?) prices.

Craigslist  if you haven't found Craigslist yet, you're really missing out!  Here you can view posts of everything from home/apartment rentals to used furniture (some even for free if you pick it up!).

MIT Furniture Exchange (MIT-FX) Since 1958, the MIT-FX has been selling used furniture and housewares to area students at bargain prices. Located at 350 Brookline Street (WW15) (617) 253-4293 in Cambridge, it is open to the MIT, Harvard University, Boston University, and Suffolk University communities Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 4 pm. It is also open the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 1 pm.  Note: All MIT-FX profits go to the MIT Women's League Scholarship Fund!

Pier 1 Imports 1 Porter Square (617) 491-7626.  What is there to say...this chain store sells trendy furniture and housewares.

The Salvation Army Store support a great cause and get everything from furniture to clothes, hardware and appliances...two locations near HDS, 1) 402 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge (617) 354-9159, and 2) 483 Broadway in Somerville (617) 395-9783.

Sleep-A-Rama: Boston Futon 1007 Mass. Ave. (617) 354-6993 Don’t overlook the dim, narrow storefront—a helpful, friendly staff and some of the best futon prices this close to Harvard await inside.

Target 180 Somerville Ave. (617) 776-4036, as well as other local locations.  Sells basic furniture needs, as well as housewares, hardware and office supplies.


City Paint & Supply 1149 Cambridge St. (617) 547-2419.

Dickson Bros. Hardware 29 Brattle St. Harvard Square (617) 876-6769. Sells darn near everything a college student could possibly need: household and hardware supplies, clocks, dish towels, nails, painting supplies, brooms, pots, pans, screwdrivers, mini-blinds, squeegees, lamps, nuts, bolts, spatulas, and more—all at reasonable prices.

Inman Square Hardware 1337 Cambridge St. (617) 491-3405.

TAGS Hardware Porter Square (617) 868-7711.  Has housewares on the main floor and hardware in the basement...it's convenient to HDS, but as always there's a price for convenience and this one is high!

Target...see entry under Furniture.


Bowl & Board 1063 Mass. Ave. (617) 661-0350. A smaller and more eclectic alternative to nearby Crate and Barrel, Bowl & Board offers a modest selection of classy furniture, lamps, picture frames, floormats, and kitchen extras such as fine teas and egg timers.

China Fair 2100 Mass. Ave. (617) 864-3050. This low-end kitchenware store makes up in savings and selection what it lacks in ambience. Budget-minded apartment dewellers will delight in China Fair’s fanastic deals on its incredible stock of essentials.

Crate & Barrel 48 Brattle St. in Harvard Square (617) 876-6300.  What is there to say about this well-known national chain?

Dickson Bros. Hardware...see entry under Hardware.

MIT Furniture Exchange...see entry under Furniture.

Pier 1 Imports...see entry under Furniture.

The Salvation Army Store...see entry under Furniture.

TAGS Hardware...see entry under Hardware.

Target...see entry under Furniture.

Office Supplies

Staples 57 JFK St. in Harvard Square (617) 491-1166.  Easiest and most convenient office supplier near HDS.

Target...see entry under Furniture.


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