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Shop Local for Iowa’s Tax-Free Weekend

Iowa's tax free weekend

Iowa celebrates a Tax-Free Weekend statewide annually on the first Friday and Saturday of August. Sales tax is exempt at clothing retailers on items under $100, and it’s a great time to stock up for back-to-school!

Two Rivers Bank & Trust takes pride in being connected to the neighborhoods that we serve, which is why we are highlighting local businesses that we think you should take a look at this weekend!

Brown’s Shoe Fit Co.

Outside front view of Brown's Shoe
In 1911 the first Brown’s Shoe Fit opened in Shenandoah, Iowa by Win Brown and now has 82 stores across the Midwest. Brown’s Shoe Fit offers name brand, quality products featuring the newest collections of shoes with a wide array of sizes, styles and price ranges to “fit” your needs.


Brown’s Shoe Fit Co. — Mount Pleasant
108 South Main
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
Phone: 319-385-2931

Mon: 9 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Tue: 9 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Wed: 9 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Thu: 9 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Sun: Closed

Brown’s has proudly served the Mt. Pleasant area for over 50 years.
Brown’s Shoe Fit Company in Mount Pleasant has been voted Henry County’s favorite shoe store four years running and there is a reason why! They have over 35 years of shoe fitting experience and have the ability to help you select the pair of shoes that is right for you. Brown’s also carries an extensive selection of safety toe footwear for both men and women. They are specialists in the fitting of safety shoes and know the requirements of their local industry. The team at Brown’s are also experts at fitting work related non-safety toe shoes and invite you to stop by and let them show you the latest in comfort footwear.

Something Blue

Two white wedding dresses beside each other on display 

Something Blue is a wedding consignment store, owned by Katie Hansen in Ankeny, Iowa, that sells wedding dresses and decor. The store features 600+ dresses ranging from size 0-32 and all are priced under $1,000— 90% of which are brand new! Stop in to shop or to try on dresses, with no appointment necessary. They also sell wedding decor, linen, flower girl dresses, mother’s dresses, bridesmaid dresses and almost anything else you need for your big day.

“Katie comes into the branch every week with a smile on her face. It is always a pleasure to help her,” said Ankeny’s Two Rivers Bank & Trust Branch Manager Tammy Greene.

Something Blue — Ankeny, IA
617 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone: 515-339-7006

Mon: 11 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Tues: Closed
Wed: 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Thurs: 1 p.m. — 6 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Sun: 12:30 p.m. — 4 p.m.

And while you’re out enjoying the benefits of Iowa’s Tax-Free Weekend, if you get hungry and are in the Des Moines area, make a stop at Felix & Oscars!

Felix & Oscar’s

Felix & Oscars

While there’s no Tax-Free Weekend deal on food, if you’re a fan of pizza, you need to make it a priority to stop at Felix & Oscar’s in Des Moines. Their claim to fame as “Iowa’s Best Deep Dish Pizza” began when they opened their doors in 1975, but offer a full menu ranging from burgers to Italian to sandwiches and vegetarian options. F & O’s also knows how valuable your time is, so they encourage its patrons to call ahead with their pizza order and when you arrive, it’ll already be in their ovens cooking allowing your wait to be shorter!

Felix & Oscar’s — Des Moines, IA
450 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310
Phone: 515-278-8887

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. – CLOSE
Tues: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. – CLOSE
Wed: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. – CLOSE
Thurs: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. – CLOSE
Fri: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. – CLOSE
Sat: 11 a.m. – CLOSE
Sun: 9 a.m. – CLOSE

Take advantage of your local, neighborhood shops during Iowa’s Tax-Free Weekend—this Friday, August 5, and Saturday, August 6.

If you’re a small business, we’d love to talk with you about how Two Rivers Bank & Trust can help! We understand what it takes to start a business from the ground up, and are here to help guide and support you on your road to financial success. Visit our website to learn more about our financial solutions for your business or contact us today.