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23 May, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Street vendors’ business booms ahead of Eid

SHARIF AHMED, DHAKA
Street vendors’ business booms ahead of Eid
This photo shows low-income people flock to buy items at affordable prices from roadside shops in the capital’s Farmgate area on Tuesday. independent photo

With two weeks of Ramadan already over, city people are thronging footpath stalls to buy clothes ahead of Eid.

According to street vendors, mostly low-income people are flocking to buy items at affordable prices amid the frenzy for pre-Eid shopping.

Several retailers at different makeshift stalls are now busy showcasing shirts, gabardine pants, jerseys, trousers, jeans, t-shirts, panjabis, blazers, footwear, belts, caps, lungis, wallets, children clothes, girls’ attires, and cosmetics.

The prices of these items are much cheaper and affordable than those in the shopping malls. As a result, the makeshift stalls on footpaths and open spaces in Dhaka and other major cities in the country are recording brisk business.

In the capital, people are seen crowding around the makeshift stalls at Nilkhet, Motijheel, Paltan, Jatrabari, Sadarghat, Gulistan, Bangabazar, Farmgate, Mirpur-1, Mirpur-10, Mohakhali, Fakirapool, Mouchak, Rampura and Badda.

Motiur Rahman, a vendor selling various types of attires on a footpath at Gulistan road, said: “The sales have increased now as compared to last week because of weekend shoppers on Friday and Saturday.”

When asked about the prices, Rahman said: “We sell different types of t-shirts ranging from Tk100-250, pants range from Tk 250-350, socks start from Tk 20-30, shirt starts from Tk 250-300, trousers cost Tk 120-150, panjabi starts from Tk 300-500, belts cost Tk 120-200, undergarments cost Tk 40-50, and jeans range from Tk 300-450.”

A wallet costs Tk 100, lungis cost Tk 200-250, caps start from Tk70-100, a pair of sandals starts from Tk150-170, shoes start from Tk 300-500, and sando t-shirts cost Tk 50, he added.

Selim is another street vendor selling Eid clothes from a rickshaw van in front of Shampa Super market. “Selling panjabis is my seasonal business. I have doing well thanks to the rising crowd of shoppers since Friday,” he added.

Mobarok Hossain, a salesman of a shirt shop at Chandrima Super Market, said: “This year, the demand for shirts is a bit higher than the previous years due to the festive season. We’re witnessing a huge rush of customers and the sales are good. Each shirt costs Tk 350.”

Mohammod Hakim, who works as a night guard in a commercial firm, came to buy Eid clothes for his son at Gulistan yesterday. “Quality products are available here at a cheap rate. I bought a shirt here at Tk350, which would not have been possible for even Tk 1,300 from any of the supermarkets,” he said.

Sohel Ahmed, a salesman of a pants shop at Chandrima Super Market, said: “We sell all types of pants such as gabardine and jeans at a fixed price of only Tk 350.  We have a collection of various types of colours such as blue, black and white and sizes. The demand is huge at this moment due to Eid.”

“This year, the demand for shirts is a bit more than the previous years due to the festive season. We're witnessing a huge rush of customers and the sales are good. Each shirt costs Tk 300,” he added.

Anjan, a fashion house, has launched a brand new line of clothes, featuring a variety of different kameez cuts, long patterns and fabrics, for Eid. Talking about the price ranges, Shaheen Ahmed, owner of Anjan and president of FEBA, said they are showcasing a unique collection of dresses for men, women, and kids.

 

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