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Ikea goes back to school

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. — Ikea will officially kick off its Back-to-College season June 30 under the theme "The Freshman Fifteen."

The fifteen in question are dorm-oriented home products. The price span ranges from 50 cents for a white ceramic bowl just large enough to hold a pack of Ramen Noodles to $29.99 for a footstool with slipcover.

Textiles include an all-cotton twin quilt cover and pillowcase for $19.99; solid-color bath towels at $3.49 each; and funky throw pillows for $9.99.

Rounding out the fifteen are: solid-color plastic wastebasket, 99 cents; cardboard storage boxes with lids, $3.99 for a 2-pack; ironing board, $3.99; a dial bath scale, $4.99; desktop work lamp, $4.99; a glass paperweight, $4.99; a small occasional table, $5.99; alarm clock, $9.99; plastic under-desk storage unit on rollers, $9.99; and a swivel chair on rollers, $19.99.

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