Back to School Savings at Bayside Marketplace!

The new school year is right around the corner and with the tax free weekend taking place the first weekend of August, let’s get you and your family caught up on all the back-to-school essentials they’ll need and where to get them at low prices!

Taking place from the 2nd through the 6th of August, the tax-free weekend will help you save money on the many supplies your children will need for the coming school year. Whether you have tots in elementary school or you need to help your recent graduate decorate their dorm room, there are many items included in the tax-free guidelines. Here are some of the essentials on which you’ll be able to save money:


Clothing and Accessories


    • Belts, belt buckles, and suspenders
    • Hairnets, bows, clips, hairbands, ponytail holders, barrettes and bobby pins
    • Handbags, purses, coin purses, and wallets
    • Neckwear
    • Neckties and bow ties
    • Scarves


  • Aerobic and fitness clothing
  • Aprons and clothing shields
  • Athletic supporters
  • Baby clothes and bibs
  • Backpacks and book bags
  • Bandanas and sweatbands
  • Bathing suits, trunks, caps, and cover-ups
  • Bicycle helmets (youth)
  • Blouses and shirts
  • Braces and supports worn to correct or alleviate a physical incapacity or injury
  • Bras, lingerie, slips, and underclothes
  • Choir and altar clothing, clerical vestments, and religious clothing
  • Costumes
  • Coveralls
  • Diapers, diaper bags, and diaper inserts (adult and baby, cloth or disposable)
  • Dresses
  • Fanny packs
  • Fishing vests (non-flotation)
  • Formal clothing (purchased)
  • Gloves (dress, garden, leather, and work)
  • Graduation caps and gowns
  • Gym suits and uniforms
  • Hats and caps
  • Hosiery and panty hose (including support hosiery)
  • Hunting vests
  • Lab coats
  • Leggings, tights, and leg warmers
  • Leotards
  • Martial arts attire
  • Overshoes, rubber shoes, safety shoes, shoes (including athletic), cleated and spiked shoes, boots (except ski or fishing boots), bowling shoes (purchased)
  • Pants, skirts, shorts and jeans
  • Raincoats, rain hats, and ponchos
  • Receiving blankets
  • Robes
  • Safety clothing
  • Scout uniforms
  • Shawls and wraps
  • Shoulder pads (e.g., dresses or jackets)
  • Ski suits (snow)
  • Sleepwear (nightgowns and pajamas)
  • Slippers and socks
  • Suits, slacks, jackets, sweaters, coats, and vests
  • Tuxedos (purchased)
  • Uniforms (work, school, and athletic – excluding pads)

School Supplies

  • Binders and folders
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane (transparent) tape
  • Colored pencils, crayons, highlighters, and markers
  • Compasses and protractors
  • Composition books, notebooks and notebook filler paper
  • Computer disks (blank CDs only)
  • Construction paper
  • Erasers
  • Glue (stick and liquid) and paste
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Pencils (mechanical and refills), and pens (felt, ballpoint, fountain, and refills)
  • Poster boards and poster paper
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Staplers and staples (used to secure paper products)

Bayside Marketplace is home to Island Queen Cruises. It is also home to many other businesses, which will be holding specials and events on the tax-free weekend. Some of the retailers and shops participating will be:

  • Adore
  • Baby GAP
  • Champs
  • Crocs
  • Electronic World
  • Envy
  • Express
  • Foot Lockers
  • GAP
  • GAP Kids
  • Kids Foot Locker
  • Original Penguin
  • Rainbow
  • Shoe Palace
  • Skechers
  • Steps
  • Stitch by Stitch
  • U.S. Polo Assn.
  • Victoria’s Secret

Once you’ve finished your back-to-school shopping with our neighbors, we’d love for you to join us on a relaxing sightseeing tour aboard one of our beautiful boats. Let us take you around Biscayne Bay while you get some much needed rest from the hectic shopping spree you just went through. You won’t regret it!

For more information on what is and is not tax exempt visit the official Florida Department of Revenue website:

For a directory and list of all retailers and shops at Bayside Marketplace visit their official website:

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