Retail Shopping

haveuheard retail shopping umd

Retail Therapy makes Starting College Easier!

College Park is full of retail therapy! Though your child is at college to attend class and do work, there is always a point in time where your student will need a thing or two, especially at the beginning of the semester. When preparing to come up to school, a good tip is to pre-order what you can in advance. Pre-ordering allows you to pick what items from a store you want in advance, and when you are ready to pick up your items they are already placed together and ready to go! Some of the best places to do this sort of shopping are Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, and Walmart. Another favorite and go-to of mine, Amazon, is a lifesaver to all college parents and students. Amazon can deliver right to your child’s dorm in a period of a couple of days.

For those who are unfamiliar with these stores, here is some information you should know:

Bed Bath and Beyond

Bed Bath and Beyond is a huge store that stocks everything necessary to fill your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and more. The best part about this store for college parents is that they fully cater to college students and have everything one would need to get ready to move in. They also have a registry, where you can pick out and buy what you want in advance to make it as easy as possible to get all your items.

There are three Bed Bath and Beyond stores that are located 25-30 minutes away from College Park and, depending on your route, can help determine which store to go to. If you live or fly into Washington D.C., there is a store located there. If you are coming from Baltimore or from the East to get to College Park, the closest store on the way is located in Capitol Heights, MD. If you are coming from the west, the best store to shop at is in Rockville, MD.


Target is a store that will be very useful to you and your college student. Target is known to be a trend retail discounter and sells everything from clothes, groceries, and school supplies. Just like other stores, Target offers a college registry where you have the ability to pre-order specific items and have them readily available at the time when you want to pick them up. There is a small Target located underneath Landmark Apartments on Baltimore Avenue, directly across from campus. If you are looking for a full-sized Target Superstore, there is one ten minutes away at the Mall at Prince Georges.


Another superstore that is available to college students, Walmart has everything your college student may need. From toiletries to furniture, Walmart sells it all at very affordable prices. The closest Walmart is located 20 minutes from campus in Landover Hills, MD.

In addition to these retail store, there are plenty of other stores and shopping centers such as Prince Georges Mall, the Westfield Montgomery Mall, and all the shopping you can think of in Washington D.C

Prince Georges Mall

This shopping center is home to several stores such as T.J. Maxx, JCPenney, Five Below, DSW, Macy’s, and more.

Westfield Montgomery Mall

A higher-end mall, the Westfield Montgomery Mall has an abundance of stores such as Apple, Nordstrom, Express, Macy’s, Forever 21, Free People, and more.

Shopping in D.C.

When looking to shop in Washington D.C., there are plenty of places to go. One of my favorite shopping spots in the streets of Georgetown. Georgetown has shops such as South Moon Under, Urban Outfitters, Zara, Sephora, and more. Other places to shop at include CityCenterDC, Chinatown, and Union Market.

Pass on these great tips, tell your friends and like us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Find out more about how to use HaveUHeard as a great resource. Sign up for other great tips at haveuheard.com.

2020-06-26T15:19:52-04:000 Comments

Leave A Comment