Shopping malls and markets across the city on Friday (May 24) witnessed a huge rush of shoppers as the largest religious festival of the Muslims, the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, is approaching nearer.
Eid shoppers flocked to shopping hubs, like Rapa Plaza, Bashundhara City Shopping Mall, Jamuna Future Park and New Market of the capital city. They came with friends and families to pick up dresses, putting smile on the traders’ faces.
The rush also caused traffic jams at several points close to the shopping malls, especially in the afternoon and evening hours, causing inconvenience to commuters.
Businessmen expressed satisfaction over the sale of the Eid clothes, shoes, cosmetics and other goods and hoped that the sales would continue till the night before the Eid-ul-Fitr day.
Braving the heat, hawkers also made brisk sale of clothes, footwear, imitation ornaments and cosmetics and other goods as these products are generally purchased by low-income people ahead of Eid.
A seller of the New Market, who sells garments for women and kids, said, “Most people are making huge purchases of all products, including garments, cosmetics, shoes and some of them are spending lavishly.”
Many Eid shoppers, however, also complained of overpricing, especially of women and kids wear.
Female shoppers also thronged the cosmetic and imitation jewelry shops.