Eid sales pick up in town

Sales at malls and fashion houses across the city are gradually picking up ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious holiday for Muslims.

People usually buy new outfits and fashion accessories to celebrate the festival. Thus, store owners exhibited different types of clothing and accessories that are attractive to fashion lovers.

“We display new collections at our outlets, highlighting shoppers’ choices,” said Jamal Hossain at the Anarkoli supermarket in Malibag in the city.

Jamal presented products at different price points with various colors and designs. It sells imported and locally made salwar kameez between Tk 1,500 and 4,000 each, and sarees between Tk 1,000 and 6,500 each.

“Sales have increased significantly and will increase further from next week,” he added.

Rumana Akhter, a housewife, said she visited different outlets to see clothes of different designs, qualities and prices.

“I haven’t been able to shop properly during Eid for the past two years due to Covid-19 restrictions.”

She added that she wanted to avoid extreme gatherings, so she came early to buy the necessary things.

On Friday, fashion enthusiasts also visited various outlets selling imitation beauty products and jewelry at Mouchak and Anarkoli Super Market in the capital.

Shawpna Akhter, a student from Rampura area, said she loves imitation jewelry to look attractive on Eid day.

“I bought some of the items I wanted and will be picking up the rest of the accessories by next week,” she added.

Shoppers also thronged various makeshift stores and holiday markets.

Jharna Begum came to the holiday market in front of Motijheel Ideal School and College. She was seen negotiating with a trader who was selling unstitched salwar kameez.

Jharna said that she would purchase five sets of salwar kameez to send to her near and dear ones at home in the village as gifts.

“So, I came here to get the desired dresses at affordable rates,” she noted.

Fashion houses in the city’s Bailey Road displayed women’s and men’s clothing with exclusive designs. They have also kept a wide range of cotton clothing in their collections, given the summer season.

They used screen and block prints, hand stitches and embroidery on the dresses to bring a traditional yet unique look.

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