From bedroom to dorm room, Richmond shopping centre offers an array of home decor and electronics

Back to school can mean the excitement and challenge of a new teacher or grade.

For others, it can be the start of a whole new life with different responsibilities and the chance to test out newfound independence.

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And with all that comes the need to set up your bedroom, dorm room or home with some new electronic goods - a laptop, wireless speakers, or possible a nifty turntable for a collection of classic vinyl records - or the opportunity to re-purpose a recently vacated living space with some brand new decor.

Whatever your situation, Lansdowne Centre’s back-to-school event can help fill out your shopping list.

If it’s getting up to date with the latest in electronic equipment, Best Buy has what you need in store. Browse the aisles to see, touch, feel and try the goods, because not everything is bought better online.

If you want to capture that first day of school or university in photos or video, Broadway Camera - which caters to casual hobbyists and pros alike - is a must-stop for not only their great selection of gear, but vast experience and knowledge.

To help power up your devices, Vancouver Battery stocks those hard-to-find, but vital components to keep you charged and ready. And if they don’t have on the shelf, they will know where to find it.

If you need some repairs or tweaks done to your electronics - perhaps fixing a broken cellphone screen, de-bugging a slow-running computer or laptop - DMAC (Discount Mac Enterprises) can get the job done thanks to their 18 years of experience.

And if you are looking for the perfect accessories to make your cellphone or tablet safer or just plain cool, E-Xcessories has a wide range of products to give it that tough or custom look.

When it comes to re-decorating your home or fitting out that first dorm room, Lansdowne has three big names in the game: JYSK, Ulferts and HomeSense.

Forum Home Appliances can also take care of your kitchen needs - from blenders and soda makers - to home care - with vacuums and air conditioners.

Looking for some unique home wares? Try The Best Shop, a new tenant at Lansdowne that offers everything from chopsticks to appliances.

For more information, visit lansdowne-centre.com, or drop by the mall’s customer service desk to find out more about a contest that could net you a $200 gift card to help you get set for back-to-school season. Contest closes September 2 at 6pm.

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