With Eid-ul-Fitr just around the corner, shops, supermarkets and shopping malls in the city are bustling with crowds as shoppers are busy finishing their last-minute shopping.
Shops in big markets, malls and footpaths are now kept open from morning to late at night to satisfy the needs of the Eid shoppers and log brisk sales during this shopping bonanza.Mahabub Alam, who visited Baitul Mukarram Market on Tuesday, said, “This market is usually closed after 10:00 pm, but I found it open until late night.”
Large shopping malls and markets including Bashundhara City Shopping Mall, Jamuna Future Park, New Market, Gulistan, Bongo Bazar and Gulistan are seeing big sales.
During recent visits to different markets including Bashundhara City Mall, New Market, Mouchak Market and several footpath markets, the daily sun correspondent saw a large gathering of shoppers there.
Talking to this correspondent, shoppers and sellers expressed their satisfaction with the Eid sales.
“Sales reached its peak in last few days as the shoppers are completing the last-minute shopping.
We are seeing a larger gathering this time than last year,” said Ibrahim, a trader at Bashundhara Shopping Mall said while dealing with a large crowd at his fashion outlet.Punjabi, T-shirt and women’s clothes are the best sellers during the Eid rush.
Shoppers said the prices of clothing items and other fashion accessories are reasonable this year.
Kabir Hossain, who was purchasing jeans and T-shirts from New Market, said he usually buys clothes from this market as the prices are reasonable here.
The makeshift shops run by hawkers are also abuzz with shoppers during this Eid rush.
“This Eid festivity coincides with the World Cup, giving an additional boost to the sales of flags and jerseys,” a footpath trader said.
Sarees and three pieces are the top-selling women’s items, traders said.
Eid shoppers are also flocking to small shopping malls in different areas in the capital including Laxmibazar, Sadarghat, Farmgate and Badda in the capital.
Tailoring shops, though their popularity dropped in the recent time, are equally jam-packed with clients. Most of the shoppers are taking delivery of finished items as the tailoring shops have already stopped taking new orders for Eid dresses. Tailors have been passing busy time to ensure delivery of ordered items ahead of Eid.
Market analysts said the traders are making brisk business across the country during this Eid rush as the demand of clothing items and fashion accessories are higher than the previous years.
Reports of charging illogical prices are also rare this year, they said.