Eid shopping gains momentum in Khulna

Publish: 3:26 PM, June 2, 2018 | Update: 3:26 PM, June 2, 2018

KHULNA: With around two weeks left for the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religions festivals of the Muslims, Khulna city has been caught by Eid shopping fever with modern and traditional shopping malls bustling with shoppers from all strata, reports BSS.
All the city markets are seen busy selling their commodities to shoppers.
Customers are thronging the shopping centres from morning till midnight.
With a rise in the number of buyers, traffic jam in the city’s busy market areas and intersections, especially from Picture Palace area to KDA New Market, has become acute.
Khulna New market, Dukbanglow intersection Dukbanglow barobazar, Shahid Suhrawardi market, Jalil tower, safe and save meena Bazar, Daulatpur, and Khalishpur, market are crowded with people.
The buyers, mostly middle income people, are found moving from shop to shop asking prices of goods. Roadside footpath shops and small shops of lower price market are found more crowded than the big shopping malls.
Meanwhile, a large number of makeshift shops have sprung up on the pavements of the city on the occasion of Eid. Prices of different varieties of cloths, particularly cotton, tissue, silk and synthetic, have registered a sharp rise although the shops are almost full of a variety of garments.
Most upper class buyers are crowding different big shopping centers, while the low-income group people are also seen purchasing their desired items from the footpath shops in the city.
Supply of goods, including foreign brands, in the market is abundant. The goods vary from luxury to household items. Varieties of Indian sarees and three pieces also flooded the shopping centers, especially KDA New Market.
Muhammad Hassan, owner of Hassan Cloth Store at Borobazar market, said our store is packed with Eid shoppers. I am pleased for selling well in the last few days.
“Indian Saris and Salwar Kamij (Three Piece), which cost between Tk 2500-7500 a piece, are sold 40-50 pieces every day,” said Md. Emdad Hossain, owner of ‘Pabna Emporium’ at KDA New Market.Varieties of Indian Saris, Lehanga and Bangladeshi jamdani, silk and bootik saris which cost Tk 2500-10,000 a piece are sold everyday, he said.
Most shopkeepers are seemingly happy with their sale and the profit being earned from the purchaser, he added.