Eid shopping has reached its peak on footpaths shops in the capital with the low-income group crowding there to buy their clothes and other items.
Shoppers throng street shops selling clothes and other items at cheaper prices, which are on high demand.The items include panjabis, trousers, T-shirts, jeans and gabardine pants, footwear, belts, lungis, caps, wallets, children clothes, saree, three-pieces, skirts, and cosmetics.
The prices of goods at footpath shops are much cheaper and affordable than those in the shopping malls in the capital.
Many people were seen thronging makeshift shops in Motijheel, Mirpur, Gulistan, Fakirapool, New Market, Nilkhet, Jatrabari, Sadarghat, Malibagh, Mouchak and Rampura, Shahjadpur, English Road, Purana Paltan, Badda and Batara areas for the last-minute shopping. Talking to the correspondents, many buyers said they were happy with the wide range of products and affordable prices on the shops while vendors also said they are happy as the volume of sale and profit this year is higher than the previous years.
A vendor who sells different types of pants, shirts, and panjabis on the footpath at Gulistan said he made a good profit this time with huge sales of his wares.
“We are at footpath shops for Eid shopping as prices of the items are cheap than that at markets and shopping centres,” said Mamuna Khatun, an RMG worker, in Rampura area.
A middle-aged housewife, who came to makeshift shops at Farmgate to complete Eid shopping with a limited budget, said, “I have bought some products for my children from footpath shops as I have a very small budget.”Nahid, who bought a Panjabi at Tk 300 from a street vendor in Middle Badda, said: “It would have cost him at least Tk 1,000 if he bought it from a market.”