Texans can shop tax-free Aug. 7-9 for school supplies, clothes, shoes despite COVID

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School may be starting later than normal for many students, as officials push back start dates trying to slow the spread of coronavirus.

But mark your calendar because the Texas sales tax-free holiday — the one weekend each year when most school supplies, clothes, shoes and backpacks that cost less than $100 are tax free — is Aug. 7-9. The tax-free weekend includes online purchaases.

Depending on the city’s tax rate, shoppers should save about $8 on every $100 spent.

Families with children in school are projected to spend about $789.49 and families with college students are expected to

The Fashion Industry Unites For The Biggest Online Flash Sale

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ANDREW ROSEN, DAO-YI CHOW, MAXWELL OSBORNE, BEN FISCHMAN, AND JENS GREDE, CREATE FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SHOPPING PLATFORM AND EVENT FEATURING MAJOR DISCOUNTS FROM 35+ PREMIER FASHION BRANDS WHILE RAISING FUNDS FOR PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERS

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Entrepreneurs and fashion innovators Andrew Rosen, Maxwell Osborne, Dao-Yi Chow, Ben Fischman, and Jens Grede join forces to produce BestKeptSecret, an innovative digital shopping platform and flash sale event. BestKeptSecret was created to help the fashion industry during these unprecedented times with the goal of generating over $1M in charitable donations for philanthropic partners Baby2Baby and Know

Homeless youth treated to free shopping spree in Emeryville mall – East Bay Times

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EMERYVILLE — Private shopping sprees typically are reserved for the rich and famous. But the giddy young people piling their arms high with free Forever 21 merchandise were neither — they were from a local homeless shelter.

“I’ve never done anything like it before!” said one young woman as she poured over the jewelry display, selecting a necklace of rainbow beads to go with the marigold dress slung over her arm. “It’s just amazing. Especially from not really having much, to be able to pick whatever I want.”

When Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy last year, it left behind all

Will 2020 Finally Force Fashion to Break Its Greenwashing Habits?

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It’s easy to rattle off a list of buzzwords born from the sustainability movement: “ethical,” “organic,” “conscious,” “transparent,” even “sustainability” itself. Intersectionality has never been on that list, nor has it been mentioned much in mainstream media; the only silver lining is that it was never co-opted or rendered meaningless, either. But a brand can’t really be “sustainable”—even by its own definition—if it isn’t thinking about intersectionality, defined as “an inclusive version of environmentalism that advocates for both the protection of people and the planet” by Leah Thomas in her recent Vogue op-ed. “It identifies the ways in which injustices