Tax free weekend is an opportunity to shop locally

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ABILENE, Texas (KRBC)- If you are busting out the plastic cards next weekend, the Mall of Abilene is ready for you.

Tax free weekend is upon us which means this is the time to shop for those back-to-school clothes or simply for those end of the summer deals.

Lisa Smith is the boutique team leader at Francesca’s. She said the store is prepared for the upcoming bustle. 

“We have hung all of our new clothes put them all out, [and we] have our new storyline coming,” Smith said. “So, we’re really excited to have our guests come shop with us this weekend.”

The boutique said it has all hands on deck. 


“I’ve hired a few extra stylists to come work for us. We just like to have it so we’ll have two registers running if we have a line.”

The boutique is saying there are incentives to shop this next weekend. 


“Typically retailers are gonna put a sale on top of the tax free because you know we want them to get the best deal for back to school. 

And, if you are not a fan of crowds or you are playing tug of war over those last pair of flare jeans, there are alternative shopping options. 


“Online orders is the thing right now, so you know we have to embrace it and use it to our full advantage,” Smith said. “If we don’t have that item, we can also order it online and bring it into the store, and then the guests can come and pick it up here.”

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