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Posted on July 18, 2022 at 3:02 PM by Kristen Cruz

It’s that time of year again! Back-to-school season is upon us and there is no better place in North DFW to spend tax-free weekend scoring deals for everyone in your household who’s heading back to school. We’ve even got tips for shopping for dorm room essentials!

Tax Free Weekend in Allen, TX

Tax-free weekend is August 5-7, 2022. Don’t forget to check each shopping center’s website (below) for coupons, special weekend events, center-wide deals, and more tax-free weekend details. 

Shop Outlet Deals all Weekend Long

You’ll find more than 115 designer and name-brand outlet stores at Allen Premium Outlets, rated “Travelers Choice 2020” by TripAdvisor as well as savings between 25-65% on everyday store prices. Be sure to shop kid favorites like Nike Factory Outlet, Adidas, Zumiez, Levi’s, and more. 

Insider driving tip: skip the long car lines at the Stacy Rd. entrance and enter the outlets off of Chelsea Blvd. Just follow Chelsea Blvd to the North Parking lot entrance between Skechers and Champ Sports. 

BONUS TIP: Keep your eyes peeled for additional ways to save even more with special in-store offers available just during tax-free weekend. 

Allen Premium Outlets Allen, TX


Shopping, Dining, and More to Experience at Watters Creek

Watters Creek at Montgomery Farms is a great place to plan a day of tax-free weekend shopping with more than 70 stores and over a dozen restaurants to experience. 

Here’s a tip to stay cool: Shop stores like Altar’d State, DSW, and Francesca’s, then grab a frozen treat at Paciugo or Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Take a break on the village green, where kids can enjoy the treehouse play area and some much-needed shade. 

Watters Creek | Visit Allen TX


Check Out Off-Rack Bargain Spots at The Village at Allen

Rack up more savings shopping off-rack bargain retailers like TJMaxx, Burlington, and Macy’s Backstage located at The Village at Allen. Macy’s Backstage features 19,400 sq. ft. of amazing deals and is the first freestanding Backstage store in Dallas-Fort Worth. 

Bargain-hunters tip: stop at Uptown Cheapskate to score gently used, name-brand items from Nike, Adidas, Anthropologie, Madewell, Urban Outfitters, and more at a fraction of retail prices. You’ll find Kid to Kid right next door, with plenty of back-to-school wardrobe essentials for younger kids. 


Macy's Backstage at The Village at Allen 2021


Don’t Forget the Back to College Essentials 

College kids might need more than clothes, footwear, and backpacks, and we know just where to shop for it all. While dorm room essentials don’t qualify for tax-free savings, they’re still essential for heading back to campus. You’ll find homeware favorites like Super Target, Kirkland’s, Tuesday Morning, and Ross in The Village at Allen, offering everyday savings on dorm decor, bedding, and study spot needs. You can also shop West Elm Outlet at Allen Premium Outlets for furniture needs and Buff City Soap for bath essentials.



Save Your Appetite

With over 250 restaurants, the only problem you’ll run into is choosing which one to try after a day of shopping. You’ll find something for everyone at Pie Five,  The Cheesecake Factory, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Kelly’s at the Village, or TwoRows Classic Grill. Or make a night of it and burn off the rest of your energy at Topgolf or PINSTACK. You’ll find top-notch food and a full-service bar along with some fun after a heavy day of shopping deals in Allen. 



Make it a Weekend!

Make it a fun family weekend full of shopping, dining, and some end-of-summer fun by staying in one of our Allen hotels for the weekend! Each shopping center is steps away from a hotel. Hampton Inn and Suites is walkable to Allen Premium Outlets, Courtyard by Marriott at the Event Center is walkable to The Village at Allen, and Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel & Watters Creek Convention Center is directly across from  Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm. Book your stay today!