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Pin and Win Your Dream Dorm Room: The Back To Campus Giveaway

It’s the part of school that’s actually fun – making the space where  you will study, eat and rest from the exertions of college life into your own cozy little den.

We want to help you do it and have some Pinterest fun too! What are you taking with you this year? Show us on Pinterest and have a chance and winning one of 3 grand prize packages worth over $1000!


One of our assistant home buyers Natalie Avis, so kindly wrote a guest blog featuring the items we are giving away. Read on for her tips to help you decorate your dream dorm room.

There are plenty of blogs out there that will tell you what you need to wear to be in style this fall, but what do you need for your dorm room? Remember, this is the place where you will spend the majority of your time (whether sleeping, studying or entertaining new friends), so it’s important to feel comfortable and have all basic necessities to get you up and to class. Here are our must-have picks for Fall 2013 from the Dillard’s Home Buying team. (Scroll to the end to find out how you can win all of these items listed below and more!)

  • First things first! Treat yourself to a delicious dose of caffeine before your first class with the Keurig Black Mini Plus Personal Single-Serve Brewing System. This compact brewer is the perfect size for a small apartment or dorm room and will have your coffee ready in less than two minutes. It also features a removable drip tray, auto-off and cord storage.
  • Neutral walls and drab carpet begone! Exclusive to Dillard’s, the Candice Olson Loft “Whisper” bedding mini-set features a green ikat pattern that will brighten up the dimmest of dorm rooms. Bring the bright colors of spring inside your room with this mini-set featuring a duvet or comforter and two matching shams (one for twin size). Layer it with a Studio D Shag throw for movie-night cuddling.
  • Make a sweet impression on your first day with the scentsational Coach Poppy Eau de Parfume . Inspired by the playful spirit of the Poppy girl, sweetly scented jasmine and gardenia blended with with fresh cucumber and candied rose petal will keep you feeling flirty and vibrant for your after-class mixers.
  • Dorm spaces are often small, but you can help keep yours organized with an 18-piece storage collection from Pyrex . Useful not only for your take-out leftovers, these non-porous glass bowls also keep foods such as pretzels, dry cereal and nuts fresh for munching during late night study groups.
  • Make trips home for the holidays a little easier with the High Sierra AT6 Gray 26″ Expandable Trolley Duffel with Backpack Straps. Three bags in one, you can use it as a duffel, a wheeled upright or  a backpack on stairs or rough terrain. It also features a front pocket to keep study notes and textbooks within easy access.

Let us know your must-haves for Fall 2013 and you can win any of these items and more with our Back-to-Campus giveaway contest!


Between July 18 and July 31, pin any 5 items on to a pin board entitled “Dillard’s Back to Campus” and you will be entered to win one of 3 grand prizes valued over $1000.

Full rules and list of prizes can be found at

What’s on top of your dorm must-have list? 

Get pinning!

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Farm to Table Designer Spotlight: Andrew Cottrell

Our third and final designer spotlight for Dillard’s Farm to Table project is Andrew Cottrell.

Andrew designed the Meld Collection, an eclectic way to entertain. This convertible servingware can be used as one piece or separate bowls.


Currently residing in the greater Minneapolis area as an industrial designer, Andrew interned at Collins Design Inc. and studied at the University of Wisconsin.

Spotlight on: Andrew Cottrell

  • Loves exploring the outdoors, snowboarding
  • Enjoys music and photography
  • Skills include Industrial Design, Solidworks, Product Design, Sketching, Manufacturing, User Interface Design, Form Development, Cost Efficiency, Model Making, PDM, Photo Realistic Rendering

Shop the whole Farm to Table collection here. 

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Farm to Table Designer Spotlight: Jennifer Fisher

Today, our Farm to Table designer spotlight falls on Jennifer Fisher.


Jennifer designed our Acacia Wood Stacked Servers.

Shop the rest of the Farm to Table Collection here.

“ I love to design things that are approachable, playful and touchable,” she says of her work.

She owns her own tabletop ceramics company called JFish Designs, where she designs and produces handmade ceramic cups, vases, containers and planters.

Spotlight: Jennifer Fisher

  • Industrial designer with a background in ergonomics
  • Trained at Tufts University and Pratt Institute
  • Previous experience includes kitchenware design and design research
  • Skills include sketching, CAD modeling (SolidWorks) 2D technical drawings (Graphite or SolidWorks), computer rendering (Photoshop/Illustrator & SolidWorks), model making/sculpting, plaster mold making, slipcasting and ceramic finish work (glazing & firing)

Which is your favorite Farm to Table item? Let us know in the comments below!

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Farm to Table Designer Spotlight: Marco Gallegos

In case you missed it, our Farm to Table Collection you chose for this Spring has arrived in stores and online!

Today, we are spotlighting designer Marco Gallegos. His Acacia Wood OOO Collection was picked by consumers. Fans agreed his Acacia Wood OOO Collection distinctly represents the Farm to Table approach with its rich wood tone and organic shapes.


“With this collection I wanted to take advantage of modern manufacturing processes and do something interesting and unusual. All pieces in this set are intended to challenge our expectation,” Marco explained.

“Asymmetric yet simple, elegant forms make the observer keep their eyes on the object and its contents. Oak and walnut wood contrast with each other and have a beautiful grain that enhance the shape of the piece. This collection promises to be a highlight on your table and a perfect complement for you delicious food.”

Shop Marco’s Acacia Wood OOO Collection here.

Shop the Farm to Table Collection here.

Marco Gallegos at a glance

  • From: Costa Rica
  • Studied at: Costa Rica’s Institute of Technology, Hochschule fur Gestaltung in Germany, currently an MFA candidate for Furniture Design program at the Rhode Island School of Design
  • Skills: Product Design, Industrial Design, CAD, Solidworks, Sketching, Photoshop, Illustrator, Furniture, Interior Design, Rendering, Prototyping, Product Development, InDesign, Model Making, Concept Development, Microsoft Office, Hypershot, Digital Rendering, Sketchbook Pro, MIG welding, Plywood, Tube Bending, CNC Programming, CNC operation, Mastercam, Rapid Prototyping

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You Voted, Now It’s Here: The Farm To Table Collection

Back in 2012, we asked you to vote on your favorite homeware designs submitted through Red Clay for our Farm to Table Collection– and now it’s  here!


Jennifer Fisher, Marco Gallegos and Andrew Cottrell created the winning designs chosen by you to be part of our Farm To Table Collection, which has just hit stores!

Shop the Farm To Table collection here and check back in the next few days for some insight into why the designers created the dishes that they did.

Did you vote for any of these dishes in the Farm to Table Collection?


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Our Fall 2013 Home Collections: What’s Your Entertaining Style?

Elegant yet homey.

Relaxed sophistication.

What’s your entertaining  style? Is it defined by the décor of your house? The theme of the gathering?

How about the dishes on your table? We want you to pick the pieces of our Fall 2013 Home Collections.

Like this servingware from designer Stefan Marjanovic. Clean lines and simple elegance make this set a must for fall entertaining.


The same can be said for designer Chariton Alexakis’s soup bowl. It exudes a timeless elegance, yet has a modern look and feel.

soup bowl

Have you voted yet for our Fall 2013 Home Collections? Be the buyer and help us decide!

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Choose Our Fall 2013 Home Collections: Homegating

What exactly is Homegating, you ask? Well, just because the team is away doesn’t mean you can’t show full support with a jersey-wearing, face-painted gathering in your own home.

Enter Homegating – the ultimate game day entertainment style!

Put the game on the flat screen, and help us help you take care of the rest of the festivities by voting for your favorite designs that will score big points at any Homegating party.

Serve your yummy snacks and drinks in the plates and glasses that make up the Lyndros Collection. The deep blue hue (perhaps a beloved team color?) and functional design make it trendy yet practical for a sports gathering.


Do you want to see this in stores in Fall 2013? Vote for the Lyndros Collection here.

Chips and dip are always a hit among partygoers – and will be even more so when you serve it in this football-inspired chip boat!


Have to have it in Fall 2013? Vote for this chip and dip server here.

Don’t forget to look over the other submissions for this collection, and vote!

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