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A simple gift from Stedman inspired Oprah's first trip to The Container Store, the place for innovative organizational ideas. Once inside this storage superstore, she was hooked. "It was so exciting," she says. "I ended up buying stuff I'm probably not going to use, but I just loved it."

Now, the store's founders, Kip Tindell and Garrett Boone, are here to showcase some of their most popular products, including the pretty green box Stedman picked out for Oprah. This Portofino Office Storage Box costs between $29.99 and $34.99, depending on the size, and it's designed to store everything from important papers to personal keepsakes.

Oprah says she's filling her box with letters from students at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. These elegant storage boxes are also available in other colors, including chocolate, cranberry and black.
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Published on March 14, 2008

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