Now that we’ve got another summer in the books, it’s time for my kids to actually hit the books as they get ready for back-to-school.
My girls discovered their favorite teen fashions at North East Mall, conveniently located at HWY 121/183 and Loop 820 in Hurst, Texas. You can save a bundle by purchasing back-to-school necessities without paying sales tax on qualifying items during the three-day Texas Tax-Free Holiday Weekend Aug. 11-13.
It’s one of the best times to take your kids shopping because during this period, retailers will not be required to collect state and local sales tax on most footwear, clothing, backpacks and school supplies priced less than $100. For the full scoop on Texas tax-free items check out this list.
North East Mall is our go-to back-to-school destination because of their wide selection of teen-centric stores that my girls love including Hollister; American Eagle; Express; Francesca’s; Forever 21 and Tillys.
My daughters agreed that North East Mall has an awesome array of specialty retailers that feature fashion forward styles for serious shopping satisfaction to find looks that are perfect for this fall.
Armed with a mall directory and a freshly minted Simon Gift Card, we were on the hunt for back-to-school essentials including sneakers, backpacks and jackets.
We had a blast going in and out of the stores and taking advantage of their special back-to-school deals and specials. Many of the retailers had in-store discounts including buy one item and get the other for a reduced amount or crazy percentage-off pricing on quality named brands my teens love.
One of the best ways to get to get a sneak peek at the hottest trends for this school year while taking advantage of Tax-Free Weekend is to attend North East Mall’s Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, August 12 in Center Court from noon to 2 p.m.
Shoppers of all ages will enjoy back-to-school fashions featured on center stage. They’ll also be tons of free fun festivities including a selfie station, build-your-own yogurt bar, hair and makeup stations, light bites, mock-tails and so much more!
Many of the retailers and vendors will also offer interactive activities and exciting giveaways. And if that wasn’t enough, the 92.1 Hank FM Party Patrol will be there to crank up the jams with party music and games.
You’ll even get a chance to register to win a $200 Simon Gift Card to purchase your kids’ favorite back-to-school must-haves.
To make shopping even more convenient, the mall will be open a little longer to help make sure you have plenty of time to get everything on your back-to-school shopping list.
Extended Hours at North East Mall
Friday, August 11 – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 12 – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 13 – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
* Department store hours may vary
We found cool new outfits and accessories for my girls to rock the classroom in style. The variety of stores and mall amenities, combined with its Back-to-School Bash activities, makes North East Mall the perfect Tax-Free Holiday Weekend destination.
Best of all, while taxes go on vacation you’ll find stylish back-to-school essentials for your kids’ education.
North East Mall sponsored this shop for review. All opinions are mine alone.