The bit chilly weather in twin cities has increased the sale of winter clothes, especially in Lunda Bazaars as the shopkeepers have displayed warm clothes to attract the visitors.
People are seen busy in buying winter clothes along Railway Road, Raja Bazaar, Moti Bazaar, Jamia Masjd Road, Fowara Chowk, Chungi No. 22,
Tench Bhata and Chur Chowk. The Lunda Bazaars offer curtains, quilts, blankets, rugs, trousers, shirts, woollies, children wears and jackets. Inflation and poverty has somehow forced people to opt for winter shopping from these Bazaars of econd hand imported warm clothes.
Salaried people opine that their purchasing power is gradually decreasing, adding that clothes, bought last year for the winter from main shops, are no more affordable this year.
Poor customers compain about a considerbale increase in prices at the Lunda Bazaars . The prices of clothes are higher as compared to the last year’s, said Sajid Malik, a shopper at Jamia Masjid road. Since warm clothes are not affordable for poor people, so Landa Bazaar provides cheap second-hand imported garments, another visitor of Raja Bazaar Nadeem said.
A household woman Rehana was happy with her shopping at the Lunda Bazaar, as she got stylish and quality woollen sweaters and jackets for her seven children at reasonable prices. She said that the Lunda Bazaar is a ‘blessing’ for people like them who can not afford costly clothes.
A vendor at Fowara chowk Asif said that a large number of people visit markets of used warm clothes due to cheaper rates.—APP