Be a Savvy Shopper during Connecticut’s Tax-Free Week


mother and daughter shopping for clothesConnecticut shoppers are gearing up for an exciting week of retail therapy and preparation for the back-to-school season, now only a few weeks away for most schools along the shoreline. The tax-free holiday is scheduled to be held for one week only, starting August 17 through August 23, and many retail stores will feature sales and savings to draw in the crowds.

During this week, shoppers purchasing clothing and footwear for under $300 per item will be able to avoid paying the 6.35 percent statewide sales tax, in addition to any local taxes. When making back-to-school purchases, here are a few tips for making the most of your shopping trip while staying within a reasonable budget:

  • Surf the web. Many retail stores will publish their sales online and will offer extra savings (including coupons) to be in-sync with the tax free holiday. Browsing websites will give you an opportunity to explore sales and make selections without ever leaving the comfort of your apartment. You can also compare prices for similar items across several stores, ensuring that you’ll receive the most “bang for your buck,” wherever you choose to go.
  • Plan your day. Make a list of items you know you need or love, stores you know you’d like to visit and map them out accordingly. If you have items that you consider to be must-haves, then you’ll be willing to fight through heavier traffic or stand in longer lines to make your purchase.
  • Resist the urge to splurge. Having a plan ahead of time will also reduce the likelihood of impulse purchases and splurging while browsing from store to store. Norwalk has lots of unique finds in the boutiques of its eclectic SoNo district, while shoppers can find more than 130 popular and traditional retail stores like J. Crew, XXI Forever, H&M, Gymboree, Gap Kids, and more at Stamford Town Center.

Of course, if you’re also shopping for a new Connecticut apartment to rent in Stamford, Norwalk, Hamden or Branford, the time is now! For more information on apartments in Stamford or Norwalk, stop by the Leasing Center at 112 Hoyt Street in Stamford. Stamford renters can also call Desiree in the Leasing Center at 203-325-3848 or you can call or text her cell at 203-223-1665. For renters in Norwalk, call Nicole at the Leasing Center at 203-325-3848 or you can call or text her cell at 203-273-7329.

For individuals looking to rent an apartment just minutes from New Haven, Montoya in Branford or Seramonte in Hamden are the perfect communities. To learn more about apartment or condo rentals at Montoya, stop by the Leasing Center at 57 Montoya Circle, call Jennifer in the Leasing Center at 203-208-0174 or call or text her cell at 203-537-3172. For more information on apartments at Seramonte, stop by the Leasing Center at 1 Kaye Plaza, call Jessica or Nichola in the Leasing Center at 203-281-0001, call or text Jessica on her cell at 203-448-9650 or you can call or text Nichola on her cell at 203-619-4576.


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