Yay! It’s Back To School
Back-to-School Shopping Beckons as Tax-Free Weekend 2021 Arrives.
Start off the School Year Right at Town & Country Village. We’re heading towards the end of the summer which means families with school-aged kids are getting ready to go back to school. Time to dig out those backpacks, collect all the school supplies, and freshen up everyone’s wardrobe for the new school year!
This year’s preparations will be somewhat different than the last, when the pandemic upended traditional return-to-classroom plans. What hasn’t changed though is the chance to take advantage of the upcoming annual Tax-Free shopping weekend from Friday Aug 6 to Sunday Aug 8. Shop for back-to-school clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks during Tax-Free shopping days and pay no sales tax on these items, as long as each item is less than $100.
At Town & Country Village, we’ve got all ages of kids covered for the school year ahead, whether they’re little ones prepping for preschool or teens ready to take the car keys.
Update the Wardrobe
They say that kids grow faster during the summer, so new clothes are likely on the shopping list.
Stock up on clothing and shoes at Carter’s, where you’ll find outfits for preemies all the way up to size 14. Get all the adorable apparel plus little one’s basics like socks, underwear, and more. Carter’s also carries school uniform basics like chinos pants, shorts, skirts and polo shirts.
Hit the Gap for versatile staples for the entire family. Grab your jeans, shirts, socks, outerwear and more at this classic clothing retailer that dresses babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kids, teens, and adults. Check out the new teen collection which was designed to save water, reduce waste. And it’s made so teens can make each piece their own.
For fresh tween fashion, check out the fun new Franki Collection now available in-store at Francesca’s. The fashion-forward collection of cute clothes for the younger set are created to inspire girls to find their own style and express themselves.
Gather the School Supplies
Bring that list of school supplies, grab a cart, and go to town at Randalls and Walgreens. Fill your basket with pencils, crayons, paper, notebooks and all the materials they’ll need for another school year. While you’re there, replenish your pantry with snacks and treats to fill those lunch kits.
For those that haven’t quite finished their summer reading assignments, head to Barnes & Noble and pick up any last books on the summer reading lists. You might also spot cute stationery items like pens and notebooks to go along with the rest of your school supplies.
Head to Learning Express for flashcards and some non-fiction books to add to the family library. Discover other study aids like workbooks, educational toys, and learning games that will give kids a brain boost. Be sure to grab a few of those uber popular fidget toys while you’re there!
Get a Fresh Haircut
Many kids may have sported home haircuts during the pandemic, but if they’re ready for the salon or barber chair again, we have options.
Cost Cutters makes it easy to schedule your kids’ haircuts with the online scheduling tool on their website. Known for their affordable pricing, choose anything from a quick trim or new hairstyle to hair coloring services.
You can also tidy up the kids’ manes with haircuts at Town Square Barbershop. This family-owned iconic six-chair barbershop has been in business for half a century. Whether you’re looking for someone who can do a buzzcut, quiff, taper, or fade, you’ll find the expertise here. The Master Barber knows just have to layer and shape to complement any face.
Kids under 13 are eligible for kid’s pricing for haircuts at Beautique Day Spa & Salon. And if anyone is really itching to change things up next school year, Beautique’s expert hair coloring services include fancy ombre and balayage highlights techniques.
Fuel Your Back-to-School Shopping Trip
A day of shopping can be energy-zapping. To fuel your back-to-school outing, stop by one of our many eateries for a break and a bite to eat.
Subway recently launched their #EatFreshRefresh campaign introducing lots of updated ingredients and new sandwiches. Try a Steak Cali Fresh or Rotisserie Style Chicken sandwich on one of their new bread options like artisan Italian and hearty multigrain.
Grab a delicious salad, sub, or flatbread sandwich from Quiznos, famous for their toasted subs and premium meats and cheeses. Make it a Sandwich & Soup and add a size of their classic tator tots to round out your meal.
Sit down and enjoy a casual meal at Café Express. If you happen to be there between 3 – 6 p.m., check out their new $5 Happy Hour. Their $5 Small Eats Menu includes dishes like Bruschetta, Shrimp Fresca, Chicken Salad Wraps, Hummus Sampler, Pesto Parmesan Pizza, and more.
For an elegant fast-casual bistro setting, opt for KP’s Kitchen, serving American fare and chef-driven specials. Their house favorites include Bistro Burgers, Southern Fried Chicken Tenders, and House-Cut Fries and Chips. There’s also brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Head to Starbucks for a little pick-me-up! Power through your back-to-school shopping trip with caffeine and a treat. Order one of their famous perfect-for-the-summer Frappuccini drinks like Strawberry Funnel Cake, Mocha Cookie Crumble or Caramel Crunch. Grab a protein box, sandwich, or pastry to go with your fabulous refreshment.
Town & Country Village is ready to help you prepare for the new school year in style! Enjoy Back-to-School Shopping and Tax-Free Weekend with us from Friday August 6 to Sunday August 8.
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