With the advent of winter-foggy weather, the prices of warm clothes has increased manifold, as a large number of people from different walks of life are visiting Landa and weekly bazaars in the provincial metropolis to buy cheap woolie clothes.
Chilly weather, especially at night, during the last three days when rainfall hit Lahore and suburbs, has forced people to buy winter clothes and other necessary items. The major markets of used clothes in Lahore including Dehli Gate, Naulakha bazaar, Old Anarkali, Mayo Hospital, Ichhra, are catering to the needs of people who want to buy second-hand garments.
Muhammad Nasir, a shopkeeper at Naulakha Bazaar, told media persons that a large number of poor and middle-class customers, visiting the bazaar were demanding woolies and warm clothes like sweaters, shawls and coats due to decrease in temperature.
In this regard, crowds of people can be seen bargaining with retailers in markets where besides woollies, piles of quilts, bedcovers, blankets and rugs are up for sale.
Mohsin Ali, another customer at Old Anarkali bazaar, complained that the prices of second-hand warm clothes this year were higher than the last year’s.
He said that last year he bought a jacket for Rs 250, but this time, after a lot of bargaining, he had to pay Rs 450 to the shopkeeper for a jacket.