It’s hard to believe it’s time for Back-To-School shopping, but alas the little ones will be heading back to class soon. To help parents with their annual back-to-school shopping and save them some cash, several states offer Tax Free Holiday Weekends, including South Carolina.
South Carolina’s Tax Free Weekend is schedule to begin tomorrow and continue through Sunday, August 4th at midnight. The tax free savings apply to the following categories:
- Computers, Computer Equipment & Computer Software
- Clothing & Apparel
- School & Art Supplies
In addition to saving 6% which is the South Carolina sales tax rate, many retail establishments will be offering additional savings through sales and special deals.
So let the Back-To-School shopping adventure begin for backpacks, lunch boxes, paper, pencils, crayons, clothes, shoes and everything needed to get the kids ready for the new school year! And don’t forget Broadway at the Beach is a great resource for many of those back to school items. Find the latest styles at Body Central, pick up awesome accessories at Bijuju, need new shoes then look no further than Rack Room Shoes, and when you need to refuel check out any of Broadway’s more than 20 restaurants including Hard Rock Cafe who also has a fabulous retail shop filled with Rockin’ clothes and accessories!
For more information on the South Carolina Tax Free Holiday and the many items available tax free please visit South Carolina Tax.
Oh No It’s Swimwear Season!
Its summer and everyone wants to hit the beach or the pool, but for many of us choosing the right swimwear can be a daunting task, do you go with the two-piece or the one piece, do you actually plan to go swimming or just splash around, what is going to be comfortable, and so on. Not every swimsuit is going to flatter everyone, but with so many styles to choose from the right suit is out there and waiting for you! Of course, it’s all in what you are comfortable with and to help get you started here are a few suggestions:
For the fuller figure, look for swimwear that highlights your curves. Halters, cup styles and those styles that bring in the waist are always a good place to start.
The use of ruffles to the top half, creating more volume is a great trick for pear shapes with a small bust. In addition, cupped styles and padding will assist in creating the look of curves.
Ruffles added to the bottom are good for top heavy figures, doing so gives balance to the hips with your bust. You will however want to avoid any swimwear that doesn’t offer support, and stay with more structured styles and halters.
Looking to lengthen your body? If you are into the two-piece style try pairing a printed top with a colored bottom. This will bring attention upwards. Another idea suitable for both two-piece and one piece styles is swimwear with high cut thighs.
Want to show off your toned physique? Backless styles and crochet are for you and will definitely make the right statement.
The main thing to remember is to not be intimated when shopping for swimwear, we all have something we are dealing with and no one has the perfect body! And if you are unsure where to go, Broadway at the Beach has several retail shops ready to help you in finding your perfect swimsuit match; tooQt, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Tsunami Surf Shop and Tango Bay Clothing, just to name a few.