As many people begin their back to school and fall shopping, many are excited for the tax free holiday weekend. The weekend was actually moved earlier this month when compared to previous years.
“So in the past it really just helps.” Hissyfits Boutique Manager Lindsay McDuffie said. “We obviously love when people shop local so it just helps those come and shop with us. It helps parents, especially, get that little bit of a break with clothing items. We sell a lot of clothing items and a lot of shoes so it just really helps.”
Besides back to school clothes, people love tax free weekend for items they may not buy on a regular basis. This includes computer accessories, books, clothing, and shoes.
“We definitely see a little more business.” Love to Run Manager Alex Wiley said. “Everybody is trying to get shoes. They’re getting super excited about starting school again and everything like that and shoes are super important. That’s one of the things you want to start out with, a fresh new pair of kicks and everything like that for school.”
Many shops are even having sales for the tax free weekend. Even with the mask mandate, local shops are still seeing a larger amount of business than compared to before COVID-19 hit.
“We are so grateful that the community has shopped local and we have just been doing really well compared to last year.” McDuffie said. “So people are just continuing to support us.”