It’s that time of year for discount shoppers to revel in the glory of a great sale. But have you ever wondered if there is a method to the madness, a strategy behind the “For Sale” signs that flank retail store windows at this time of year?
Kids and adults may not always have the same view about when school should start, given one group’s desire to keep summer fun going and the other’s to let someone else handle the daily activity planning. Usually what the adults say goes, but the younger set may have found their ideal grown-up in Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot.
Whether it’s back to school, or stocking your own closet with the season’s latest styles, Tax Free Shopping Week is the perfect chance to spruce up your wardrobe, while giving your wallet a little break.
The only two certainties, we all know, are death and taxes…Or are they? Not from August 11-17, they’re not! With the economy and all, most states now have one or two tax free weeks each year, when consumers (that’s us) get to shop ‘til we drop without having to fork over a percentage to Uncle Sam. And Maryland’s choice of August 11-17 comes at a pretty good time. Like it or not, it’s time to get thinking about back-to-school, fall wardrobes, and the eventual change in the weather. But you can ease the pain by shopping this week and enjoying that built-in sale on clothing and shoes priced at $100 or less.
Each year, many Baltimore students need help getting their school supplies. From pencils to backpacks, not all families can afford to provide children the tools they need for the classroom. Anything helps! Please take a look at the list below and see if there’s something you can contribute. Last year, Long & Foster Lake Roland was able to supply 30+ backpacks to children in need. With your help, they’d like to get 50+ this year.
Only a few days left to vote! Voting campaign will end 5pm 7/28 and results will be tallied that evening. Stay tuned as the winning ad will appear in the September issue of Baltimore Magazine when the fall campaign will launch.
The Little Characters Campaign is over, and now comes the best part: Choosing your favorite ad for Wee Chic Boutique to kick off their fall children’s clothing campaign. Do you see anyone you know? 30 local kids were selected in the 2013 program. We need your help! Please take a look at the adorable ads below & vote for your favorite.
Ad #1 (Vote below if this one speaks to you)
Ad #2 (Vote below if this one is your fav)
Ad #3 (Vote below if this one moves you to shop for children…NOW)
Ad #4 (Vote below if this one if you think it’s the cutest)
Ad #5 (Vote below if this one is the one you’ve been waiting for)
Note: 1 vote per Cookie per day.
We have to give credit, where credit is due:
Art Direction: Bridget Quinn Stickline of Wee Chic & Laura Black of Laura Black Photography
Photography: Laura Black Photography
Ad design: MLC Designs
Hair: Brian Oliver
Get some green in your kids! No, we don’t mean getting them to eat their kale, though that’s a great idea. We mean changing up your back-to-school plans to make them just a little more green. It’s still hot outside and kids are enjoying the last days of summer before they have to start packing bags and hitting the books. Send them back to school in eco style with a few tips.