June 19, 2013 | 04:56 AM (BD Time)
19 June, 2013 Wednesday
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Shopping malls abuzz with Eid-buyers
. Mahdi Hasan
The shopping malls, markets and showrooms in the city capital are already abuzz with shoppers just about 15 days ahead of Eid-ul-fitr. Eid-shoppers have been thronging manufactured garment shops to buy dresses for themselves as well as for their near and dear ones.
The crowd was significantly high at different shopping malls and markets in the city on Friday. Generally Eid-shopping on holidays gets momentum, said a shopkeeper at New Market.
Eid shopping this year is brisk well ahead of the Eid festival.
"There is considerable number of holidays before the Eid this year. So we want to finish eid shopping and intend to go our village home in Rajshahi as early as possible," said Nusrat Jahan who was buying garments for her kids and family at New Market.
There are groups who start Eid shopping well ahead of Eid fearing over-crowd when the Eid day approach nearer. In addition to that there are other groups who start eid shopping earlier as they think goods would be pricier leaving little option for bargain.
"I started shopping early because there is bargaining option and most importantly there is enough room for making my right choice," said Rubel Hosain who was buying jeans-pant at Metro Shopping Mall.
I have started shopping for my family from early Ramzan in an effort to adjust my income and expenditure because you have to pay high as Eid day approaches nearby, he added.
Meanwhile, the shopping malls and showrooms took grandiose look with the arrival of colorful dresses of lucrative designs. Most shopping malls have already announced their Eid offers expecting sales bonanza, including attractive prizes such as cars, motorcycles, laptops, LCD televisions, air coolers and refrigerators through lotteries.
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