Back-to-school shopping during tax-free weekend in Columbia

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This year’s tax-free holiday will run Fri., Aug. 5-Sun., Aug. 7. Don’t forget, many school essentials are exempt from the state’s 6% sales tax (even when bought online). The Devine district is also hosting its annual Summer Sidewalk Sale, including sales running between 20-75% off

Whether you’re refreshing your pencil pouches, showing some teacher appreciation, or snagging a few new outfits that goes for you too, Mom + Dad — we have a round-up of local boutique suggestions in the Devine District.

🛍️ Blossom Shoes & Such – Columbia, 2500 Devine St.   

This local shoe store is currently offering up to 50% off for its summer sale. Don’t forget to pair your shoes with accessories + handbags

🛍️ Brittons of Columbia, 2818 Devine St.

Brittons professional staff will assist you in designing custom pieces, fitted specifically to your measurements for formal wear, suiting, and casual attire.

🛍️ Duck Duck Goose, 2800 Devine St.

This Devine Street children’s boutique sells high-quality children’s clothing, accessories and custom products, a perfect gift for a son/daughter, niece/nephew or grandchild in your life.

🛍️ McLaughlin, 2710 Devine St.

Open all weekend, J. McLaughlin is offering locals 40% off of markdowns + a Prosecco or Mimosa to sip on while you shop. 

🛍️ Just the Thing, 2732 Devine St., #A 

Just the Thing sells apparel, accessories, and gifts for any occasion. If you’re wanting to celebrate a teacher in your life, we recommend spotting by here this weekend. Pro tip: It’s currently offering a 60% off sale and if you tag #IFoundJustTheThing on social media, you can receive up to 10% off

🛍️ Laroque, 2816 Devine St. 

Shop its whimsical, bold, and playful clothing this weekend while it’s offering 50-75% off of its final pieces

🛍️ Mainstream Boutique, 2804 Devine St.

Mainstream Boutique will be open Friday + Saturday and begin offering sales on its summer fashion while introducing its Fall Transitional Arrivals.  

🛍️ Marigold Modern Kids, 2732 Devine St., suite D

Marigolds has a wide variety of baby, child, teens, and adult clothing options. The boutique also sells stationary, books, toys, accessories, and more

🛍️ Monkee’s, 3211 Devine St.

Monkee’s strives to provide a high-end shopping experience, offering Columbia-exclusive designer brands and a large selection of clothing, accessories + shoes

🛍️ My Kim Collection, 2716 Devine St. 

We know sorority recruitment is coming up and My Kim Collection is a perfect go-to spot for rush week essentials. It currently has over 200 items on sale online and will ship for free when you spend $100.

🛍️ Non(e)Such, 2754 Devine St

Find a gift for every occasion — specifically peruse bridal gifts, registries, tableware, jewelry, and more.   

🛍️ Pink Sorbet, 2726 Devine St.

This is a locally owned and operated Lilly Pulitzer store. Pro tip: take a break from school shopping and stop by the Bohemian Home store (which is right next door — 2720 Devine St.) The furniture store is closing after 48 years and offering its biggest sale ever this weekend during the sidewalk sale. 

🛍️ Pout!, 2738 Devine St.

Your skin is just as important as a new outfit, so pop into Pout. This local boutique is offering 30-70% off select cosmetics + skincare products. Cough, cough — this would make a great teacher gift.

🛍️ Slate, 2702 Devine St. 

Enjoy Slate’s end of summer sale this weekend with discounts up to 75% off. Grab a new head-to-toe outfit and a fun gift for a teacher.  

🛍️ The Blake, 2900 Devine St. 

The Blake offers a carefully selected collection of designer women’s clothing, accessories, shoes and other unique finds.

Only looking for classroom supplies this weekend? Check out your student’s district’s website for more information + provided supply lists.

Psst… if you’re having trouble staying organized in all the Back to School chaos, Amazon allows you to easily shop your school’s supply list by searching your zip code.*