Eid shoppers crowd Rajshahi markets
Published : Sunday, 27 May, 2018 at 11:18 PM Count : 508
Eid shopping has started already in Rajshahi with a huge crowd of buyers of different ages in the clothe stores of the divisional city.
The number of young buyers is more than old buyers. There are different types of dresses available for Eid at the shops this year. But the buyers are giving priority to cotton clothes keeping in mind hot weather.
The vendors said there are various kinds of girls’ dresses like two-piece, three-piece, boutique three-piece, Pakistani Lon, Pakistani Zamdani, Dalpart, four-part, Indian Katan, georgette and Gherwala dresses with four-piece salwar kameez are available.
Beside shirts for boys, there are also Punjabi clothes. Of them, cotton and synthetic fabrics are notable. Vendors said that the sale of Punjabi is more than the boys' other clothes.
The girls' clothes are available like boutique at the rates from 1500 to 2000 taka, Pakistani Lon 1500 to 2000, Pakistani Jamdani 4000 to 8000, Dalpart 2000 to 3000, Four part 1500 to 2000, Indian Katan and georgette 3000 to 7,000 taka.
Fatema, a buyer, said that considering the summer season, she is giving priority to the cotton clothes. This year, she will buy a three-piece.
Rekabul Islam Babu of Amit Clothe Store said that the boutique clothes are selling low. And most of the older women are choosing cotton clothes.
On the other hand, there is more demand for Panjabi cloth than shirts and pants. Punjabi clothes are being sold more than any other clothes.
In Punjabi there are Mughal-e-Azam at around 2500 taka, Japanese 400 to 5000, white Punjabi and Shahi Andaz from 1500 to 2000, Yangstan 2500 taka and Nawabzada from 3000 to 3200 taka.
Sharif Uddin, a Punjabi buyer, said that Eid becomes dull if there is no Panjabi. So, he has bought a new Panjabi to wear in Eid.
Hazi Abu Hossain, owner of Lutfar Rahman Clothe Merchant, said, ‘This year sale is good. The sale is now double than other times.’
Customers complain that the price of the clothes is a little higher than other time.
Vendors also said the selling of saree is less than other times.
Morshed Shari Bitan’s authority said that the rate of buying saree is low. Young girls do not buy sarees much. Middle-aged women are mainly the buyers of saree in Eid.
Vendors reacted mixed with the sale of the clothes. According to someone, selling is not very good. Most of the students Rajshahi University and RUET have gone home. So the sale is relatively low. But market vendors are hoping that Eid shopping will start in full swing with the coming of the new month.