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New platform curates dorm rooms – by college freshmen, for college freshmen

BY Dan Berthiaume

Carter & Clyde connects incoming students with college necessities on Amazon.

Founded by two college freshmen, Carter & Clyde serves as an online platform designed to streamline the process of searching and purchasing common dorm room items on Amazon. Carter & Clyde has performed research to identify and hand-pick what it believes to be the best options for each category.

The site enables students to search through curated collections of collegiate-themed products that are bucketed into categories such as “desk accessories” or “twin XL bedding.” Users purchase items from their collection directly from Amazon. As more people use the site, collections of items will become tailored based on purchasing trends and site data.

“The idea for the website was born when Robert and I began to search for decorations for our own dorm rooms and became incredibly frustrated with how hard it was to find items we actually wanted,” says Matthew Stolper, incoming freshman at Southern Methodist University and co-founder of Carter & Clyde with Robert Ragland, incoming freshman at Rice University. “Our platform is designed to help college students, both new and returning, easily find and purchase stylish, functional dorm décor without wasting hours in stores or aimlessly searching the Internet to no avail.”

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