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1 June, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 1 June, 2019 12:05:54 AM
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Eid shoppers throng city markets

RASHID RUSHO, Rajshahi
Eid shoppers throng city markets
A girl tries a dress for Eid at a showroom at Theme Omar Plaza in Rajshahi yesterday. Independent photo

Shopping in the garment markets of the city has peaked ahead of Eid. This brought smiles on the faces of traders. A festive mood prevails in the busy garment markets of Shaheb Bazaar, RDA Market, New Market, Gauchia Market and the Theme Omor Plaza Shopping Mall. Shop keepers and their helpers are busy round the clock in dealing with customers. Most city dwellers seem to throng the fabric markets to choose their Eid attires. They are going to the markets with members of their families.

Shops at the Theme Omor Plaza mall are displaying a huge collection of attractive cloths, readymade garments, cosmetics, shoes and other goods. There are also impressive and varied collections of children’s garments of various colours, designs and prices.

Keeping in mind the hot weather, cotton garments like half-shirts, full shirts, three-quarter jeans, vests and shorts with various screen prints, monograms and cartoon prints are being sold. Prices of those items range from Tk. 1,200 to 5,000.

But dresses for girls and women outnumber male garments. Eye-catching women’s garments made of silk, cotton and georgette are the top choices of teenagers and young girls. The demand for long embroidred frocks and skirts are high. Their prices are high too—ranging from Tk. 1,200 to Tk. 5,500 a piece. Young men are visiting shops at the RDA Market, looking for panjabis made of cotton, silk, tasar, and dhupian of various handmade designs. A piece of cotton panjabi is being sold for Tk. 1,200 to Tk. 2,500, tasar Punjabi for Tk. 1,500–2,500, motka for Tk. 1,500–3,000, dhupian panjabi for Tk. 2,200–5,000, and silk panjabi for Tk. 1,500–15,000. Moreover, there are Fftuas of various colours and designs ranging from Tk. 500 to Tk. 2,000.

Jeans are another attraction for male buyers. Jeans various brands such as Devise, Banboo, Doggers and Epics are being sold for Tk. 700 to Tk. 3,500, while Gabardine trousers are being sold for Tk. 800 to Tk. 2,000 each. Various brands of shirts and t-shirts are being sold for Tk. 550–2,500.

The garments markets of Shaheb Bazaar and Gonokpara are full with people as well. Monirul Islam, owner of Shemul Fashion at RDA Market, said garments traders were expecting to earn good profits from Eid sales.

 

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Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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