Shopping malls, markets witness a huge rush of Eid shoppers
Published : 14 Jun 2018, 21:59:13
Shopping malls and markets across the city witnessed a huge rush of shoppers today as the countrymen are all set to celebrate the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of the
The rush also caused traffic jams at several places close to the shopping malls, especially in the afternoon and evening hours, causing inconvenience to commuters.
Shopping malls and markets are attracting people to purchase clothes, shoes, kids-wear, home decoration and utensils ahead of Eid. Many shopping malls are offering prizes to attract shoppers on the occasion of Eid festival.
Businessmen expressed satisfaction over sale of the Eid clothes, shoes, cosmetics and other goods and hoped that the sales would continue till the night before the Eid-ul-Fitr festivity.
Braving the heat, hawkers also made brisk sale of clothes, footwear, imitation ornaments and cosmetics and other goods as these products are generally purchased by low-income people ahead of Eid.
“We are facing huge rush of shoppers over the last two days. Women shoppers are more in number and children’s products are also in high demand,” said a seller of a cloth-shop in the city’s shopping mall.
“Most people are making huge purchases of all products, including garments, cosmetics, shoes and some of them are spending lavishly,” said the seller who sales garments for women and kids.
Many Eid shoppers also complained of overpricing, especially of women and kids wear.
“I have completed shopping for this Eid. Today I have bought clothes for my two kids and wife,” said Farooq, a private service-holder, who with his son came to shop at Bashundhara City Shopping mall today.
“I have come to Bashundhara City to buy panjabis and saris for my parents as I will leave for village home in Rangpur tonight to enjoy Eid with my family,” said Zahis Hossain, a government official.
Female shoppers also thronged the cosmetic and imitation jewelry shops. “I came to market to buy a pair of earrings to match with my Eid dress,” said Shamima, a college student, who bought a pair of earrings for Tk 400 from Gawchhia Market.
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