Gwinnett County Schools are already back in session. But that did not keep crowds from coming to Sugarloaf Mills in Lawrenceville for back to school shopping.
Bargain hunters are taking advantage of Tax Free Weekend in the state of Georgia this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, many items students need-- from t-shirts to tablets-- will be exempt from state sales tax. That's a savings of six percent in Gwinnett County.
"Many stores are also having additional sales," said Teresa Holloway, Director of Marketing for Sugarloaf Mills.
Walking through the mall, windows in stores like Old Navy, Forever 21 and Crazy 8 are covered with sale signs saying take 30, 40 and 50 percent off.
Those numbers add up to good business for the mall.
"We have seen high traffic here today," said Holloway. "There's a lot of excitement about all the deals they're finding combined with the tax free savings."
Amy Campbell of Loganville is one mom who is happy to save money on her daughter Victoria's school clothes. Victoria attends Walton County Schools, so she and her mother were able to take advantage of the deals before the first day of class.
"The tax free day brought us out," said mom Amy as Victoria shows off her purchases. "We plan on doing more shopping. We're just getting started."
Sugarloaf Mills will be open an hour later, until 10pm on Friday and Saturday.