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Non-touristy shopping - St Andrews, Dundee....

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Non-touristy shopping - St Andrews, Dundee....

This is not a typical touristy shopping question ;-) My daughter will be starting at St Andrews University in September and I am going with her to help her move in and settle. Since we are coming from the States, we won't be able to bring much other than personal belongings. So I need recommendations on places where we can shop for dorm room stuff like bed linens, clothes hamper, alarm clock, etc. as well as hair dryer and other toiletries. We will not have a car so I was thinking about taking the bus/train to Dundee or some other larger town nearby. Here in the States we would shop at Ikea, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohls, Marshalls, TJMaxx, etc. just to give you an idea of what types of stores I'm looking for.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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11. Re: Non-touristy shopping - St Andrews, Dundee....

Hi Izeve,

All of the St Andrews shops suggested are good ideas: there are plenty of thrift stores here, and the best non-thrift homeware stores can be found on South Street: Argos, M&Co, but also don't forget Mica homestore, which is at the other end, opposite Abbey Street, near the Cathedral. It stocks pretty much everything a house needs! There's also a store called 'Pots and Pans' on Church Street, which is good for kitchenware.

You'll definitely find everything you need in St Andrews.

The other thing is that shipping charges within the UK are much less expensive (and often free), from department stores such as John Lewis, Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and BHS. You could view online and order what you want, and have it arrive to St Andrews shortly after you do.

Good luck!

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