Traders said, during this season, sales have increased
Ahead of the upcoming Eid ul-fitr, Nilphamari city has been buzzing with a toll of customers shopping at different markets. The clothes sales are going on from dawn to dusk. Customers are happy to buy their clothes at prices they can afford.
Roaming around shops in the Nilphamari Municipal Market, Haji Makbul Hossain Super Market, Murad Hossain Plaza, Soleman Plaza and Boro Bazar, shopkeepers were found very busy selling clothes.
The shops in the city have been embellished with dazzling lights and colourful clothes to attract customers into buying.
Traders said, during this season, sales have increased. Customers have found clothes to fit their wallets. As a result there is no shortfall in buying and selling.
Kaltu Mahmud, 55, a farmer of the village Bajitara in the Kachukata union of the Sadar upazila, said: "I have almost completed purchasing new clothes for all my family members. I have now come to buy a Punjabi for myself. It feels good to be able to buy clothes at affordable prices.”
Mariam Begum, 34, shopping at the Haji Makbul Hossain Super Market, said: “I found dresses of my choice at very reasonable prices in almost every shop. I am content with my shopping.”
The owner of Reshma Garments in Nilphamari city, Anwar Hossain, 65, said, the sales would have been better if the farmers got fair prices for paddy. However, sales are good this time ahead of Eid.
On May 27 night, an overflowing female crowd was seen in a shop named Satata Textiles in the Boro Masjid road in the city. A customer, Reshma Akhter said, she was almost done with shopping for herself as well as her family.
The owner of Satata Textiles, Asadul Haque said: “Due to the excees heat across the country, sarees have become women’s favourites. These including silk, half-silk and sarees of Tangail looms.
But customers attraction towards Jamdani sarees have seemingly reduced.”
With a week to go before Eid sales are increasing day by day, he added.
On the other hand, foreign three-piece suits are more in demand. Indian Floor-touch, Badhan, Ganga, Varasa, Vinaya, and gowns are on top of the list of customers’ choices.
Abdur Razzak, 37, the owner of Colours Garments at Haji Makbul Hossain Super Market, said, "The low price of paddy affected the clothes market.
“Further, many service holders have not yet received Eid bonuses and monthly salaries. As a result, shopping is not so rampant.
“But within two days, the market situation is expected to be normal.”