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Not every student is making do with secondhand stuff for his apartment.

SAN GREWAL – LIFE WRITER

For some students, starting college or university, furnishing their new apartment involves a lot more than a quick trip to the lumberyard to fashion desks out of plywood and shelf supports from bricks.

Many students now place as much emphasis in their apartments as they do on their grade point average.

“In the last few years people, including students, have been spending more money on the places where they live,” says Richard Paik, general manager of EQ3, a furniture store on Queen St. W. that’s running a back to school promotion.

“The downtown promotion is aimed at college and university students who are looking for a little more style in their living arrangements. Parents and children come in together. Our promotion has had great response.”

Shopping offers up the following “higher end” pieces that will promise to make your apartment look more like a young professional’s pad than a starving student’s dive, as long as your parents are willing to shell out some extra cash.

Think New Age bean bag furniture.  It’s lightweight, strong and stylish.  From Sumo, www.sumolounge.com.

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