BACK TO SCHOOL TAX-FREE SHOPPING PARTY
Did someone say tax-free shopping? Like magic, we start to drool just a little bit, and our hearts race as we sprint to True Fashionistas, the best designer consignment store, to score some deals for the young ones and a few for ourselves too. A sale’s a sale; just give us a reason!
Back to school shopping has been the incentive to waive the sales tax since New York state held the first sales tax holiday in January 1997, Wikipedia reports. Local NY governments could choose whether or not to participate, and surprisingly, most didn’t. My, how times change.
BACK TO SCHOOL TAX-FREE SHOPPING PARTY – WHO’S HAVING IT?
These days, 16 states, including our True Fashionista home state of Florida, offer tax-free shopping at least once a year, typically just before the start of the new school year. Thanks to a new law enacted this year, Florida now has three sales tax holiday seasons: late May/early June to stock up on hurricane supplies; a brand new Freedom Week in early July to save on things like camping gear, outdoor supplies, concert tickets, plays, annual museum memberships and more; and the Back to School holiday, conveniently extended to an entire week, Saturday, July 31st - Monday, August 9th, 2021. Thanks, Guv!
BACK TO SCHOOL TAX-FREE SHOPPING PARTY – THE LIST
Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item are tax-free in Florida during our Back to School Shopping Party. Score an authentic designer backpack for a fraction of the original price and no tax(!) at True Fashionistas, Naples’ best consignment store.
School items like pens, pencils, computers, art supplies, etcetera are also on the list. Still, we’re just going to focus on the essential things like a spot-on True Fashionista wardrobe for those schools that don’t require a uniform, and of course, an outfit or two for mom. That said, other tax-free accessories during our FL shopping holiday include wallets, handbags, fanny packs, and diaper bags for, um, future back to schoolers, lol.
BACK TO SCHOOL TAX-FREE SHOPPING PARTY – FASHION
Let’s make it simple for your True Fashionista outfits. White and Black will do it every time. Start with basic shirts and tees and style them with cool black leggings, ripped jeans, and statement footwear, like sneakers from the likes of Air Jordan, Gucci, or (Yes!) Christian Louboutin. Chunky sandals could complete the look as well.
Preppy is back in these happy post-pandemic times. It’s being manifested in outfits like a pale blue sleeveless top like FRAME’s Lindsay top, paired with skinny black jeans and cuffed flat sandals. Complete the style by adding black sunglasses and a cool black leather handbag. Or keep it monochrome with a simple white tee paired with cropped white trousers. Your True Fashionista influencer self will thank you later.
Hop on the cloth denim shirt bandwagon and enjoy a current major fashion trend that can be incorporated seamlessly into a casual school look. Frank & Eileen make one to work in the ensemble, as does Bottega Veneta. Pair yours with skinny black jeans and flat sneakers for an effortlessly True Fashionista vibe, whether you’re roaming the halls of high school or the streets of your fave downtown city.
BACK TO SCHOOL TAX-FREE SHOPPING PARTY – HAPPENING AT TRUE FASHIONISTAS
Think about it, all this outstanding back to school shopping can be done free of that annoying sales tax during your state’s tax-free holiday! Check out the authentic designer deals at True Fashionistas consignment store Naples. Shop in-store or online, including our eBay store, to score the looks to kill this fall!
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