It's almost time to go back to school, and Virginia's tax-free shopping days are this weekend, August 2-4. Participating Simon Malls have plenty of special events planned for you!

For three days a year each summer, Virginia residents can shop tax-free on all eligible purchases:

  • School supplies priced $20 or less per item
  • Clothing priced $100 or less per item
  • Footwear priced $100 or less per item

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

Address: 1100 South Hayes Street | Arlington, VA

Shoppers are encouraged to bring a backpack full of school supplies for the Annual Backpack Drive on August 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. Just stop by the drop-off station at Guest Services, by Sephora and the Lego store to help out a needy child in your community. Stores all over the mall will be offering additional discounts on some of your favorite brands on this big shopping weekend.

back to school shopping, kids, children

Courtesy of Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets

Address: 241 Fort Evans Road NE | Leesburg, VA

Is there anything more festive than a sidewalk sale? Vendors at the Leesburg Outlets will be offering all kinds of specials and sidewalk displays for easy browsing. Get more bang for your buck at some of the best outlet stores in the area. You can save up to 65 percent off all of your favorite brands and department store prices.


Courtesy of Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets

In addition to clothing, footwear, and school supplies, purchases of Energy Star and Water Sense appliances, as well as storm and emergency preparedness items, will also be tax-free this weekend.

For more information about eligible items, visit the Virginia Department of Taxation website. This is a great time to save on those big purchases while you work on making your home more energy-efficient.

Do you have big plans for your back-to-school shopping spree? Where will you be heading this year? Let us know in the comments!