Tax-free savings August 10–12; La Palmera retailers offering savings and extended hours
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (August 3, 2018) – Back-to-school shopping is in full swing as shoppers and retailers prepare for the Texas Sales Tax Holiday Friday, August 10, through Sunday, August 12.
Tax-free items once again include those priced under $100 used by elementary and secondary students, such as basic school supplies, backpacks, clothing and uniforms, shoes and many accessories. Shoppers will also find special deals at many stores whose merchandise does not qualify for tax-free status. Select La Palmera retailers will have extended hours for the three-day event, a list of which can be found online at lapalmera.com and on the mall’s Facebook page.
According to an annual back-to-school survey conducted by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), nearly 90% of back-to-school shoppers said they were planning to spend money in brick and mortar stores, with approximately three-quarters saying they plan to spend more this year than in 2017. The number one reason for shopping in stores is the ability to physically see, touch or try on the merchandise, followed by better prices, good deals and promotions.
At La Palmera, shoppers will find children’s shoes and accessories, including backpacks, at Journeys Kidz; uniforms at The Children’s Place, Dillard’s, JCPenney and Macy’s; athletic t-shirts and shorts from Champs Sports; denim and other clothing and accessories from Aeropostale, Buckle, francesca’s, H&M, OshKosh B’gosh, PacSun, Tillys, Vans and Zumiez; as well as makeup and grooming products at MAC and Ulta Beauty. A complete list of eligible items can be found at https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490/.
The Corpus Christi Police Department will have officers on site throughout the weekend, helping to direct traffic if needed. Shoppers will find free covered parking in the garage off McArdle, as well as valet parking for only $5 at the mall’s main entrance by P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.
For more information on La Palmera, call (361) 991-3755, go to lapalmera.com, or follow us on Facebook.
About La Palmera
Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, La Palmera is a 1-million square foot super-regional mall with more than 100 retail and restaurant tenants including Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, P.F. Chang’s and H&M. Acquired in July 2008 by IMI and Trademark Property, La Palmera is the first mall to be awarded LEED® Silver for Core and Shell 2.0 established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The mall features a 600-seat food court with a 4,500-gallon feature aquarium and a children’s ocean-themed play area. For more information on La Palmera, go to www.lapalmera.com, or call (361) 991-3755.
About Trademark Property Co.
Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in or developed more than 11.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth more than $2.5 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 120 employees is responsible for approximately 6.6 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Perkins Rowe (Baton Rouge, La.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com or interact on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.