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TAX-FREE SHOPPING AT GRAPEVINE MILLS MEANS MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK ON BACK-TO-SCHOOL MUST-HAVES

GRAPEVINE, TX – Grapevine Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Texas, will once again celebrate Texas’ Tax-Free Holiday, Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19. During this time, shoppers will enjoy a sales-tax exemption* and deeper discounts on select essentials including apparel, footwear, electronics, backpacks and more for the upcoming school year.
“With no sales tax on select items and extra special deals offered by our unmatched selection of retailers, Grapevine Mills is the smart destination for all of your back-to-school shopping,” said Kerri Bear, director of marketing and business development at Grapevine Mills. “Everyone in the family will benefit from Grapevine Mills’ unique brand of shopping with more stores, more brands, more savings and more fun.”
According to the National Retail Federation, nearly 50 percent of this year’s back-to-school shoppers will shop for sales more often and nearly 40 percent will look to use coupons. With more than 180 popular outlet and value retail stores, and an exclusive coupon book valued at $500 in savings from top retailers, Grapevine Mills will be the ideal destination for back-to-school shoppers looking for a bargain.
In conjunction with the tax-free holiday, Grapevine Mills will provide shoppers with three days of special offers from participating retailers, including Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Aeropostale, The Children’s Place Outlet, Forever 21, LensCrafters, G by Guess, NIKE Factory Store and many more.
Plus, back-to-school shoppers will enjoy Grapevine Mills’ Back-to-School Fashion Show, featuring the hottest fashions for the upcoming school year on Saturday, August 11 at 1 p.m. at Entry 2 near Last Call by Neiman Marcus and H&M. Participating retailers will include Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Gap Factory Store, Forever 21, Old Navy, Carter’s, Banana Republic Factory Store and more.
For more information on Grapevine Mills, please call (972) 724-4900 or visit www.grapevinemills.com. Grapevine Mills also may be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GrapevineMills) and on Twitter @GrapevineMills.
*Items qualifying for the tax exempt holiday include; school supplies, clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item and computers valued at $1,500 or less per item.
About Grapevine Mills
Grapevine Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Texas, provides the ultimate shopping experience with more than 180 outlet and value retail stores including Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, J.Crew Factory, Forever 21, Banana Republic Factory Store, G by Guess, Gap Factory Store, ecko unltd., Tommy Hilfiger Company Store, Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet, Ann Taylor Loft, Nike Factory Store and Oakley Vault. Shoppers can dine at great restaurants including Rainforest Café and Chili’s Too, or catch a movie at AMC 30 Theatres, featuring its In-Theatre Dining experience.

Grapevine Mills is located 2 miles north of DFW Airport on Highway 121N and Grapevine Mills Pkwy in Grapevine, TX, about 30 miles northwest of Dallas. It is open regularly from 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Mon – Sat, and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Grapevine Mills, please call (972) 724-4900, visit www.grapevinemills.com or follow Grapevine Mills on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShopGrapevineMills and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ShopGrapevine.
About The Mills, A Simon Company
The Mills®, one of Simon Property Group’s five real estate platforms, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).
Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) is an S&P 100 company and the largest real estate company in the world. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 335 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 244 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S. For more information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com.

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