As nearly a week left in Eidul Fitr celebrations, Eid shopping activities have picked up momentum in cantonment and city where great rush of buyers including girls are being witnessed mostly on bangles and henna stalls and readymade garments shops after Iftar.
On Tuesday, Peshawari girls’ accompanied with parents and guardians came out in large number for shopping and seen busy in buying bangles and henna besides readymade cloths for themselves to avoid rush in upcoming days.
To attract consumers, the shopkeepers and traders have decorated their shops with clourful buntings and lights looking festive look during nights in Peshawar.
The buying of shiny bangles, jewellery, bright clothes and perfume with matching footwear are real fun for young girls with hectic bargaining between customers and shopkeepers these days.
Fashionable shopping markets like Hayatabad shopping malls, Tipu Sultan Road markets, Peshawar, Shafi market and Deans Trade Centres, Shaheen and Meena bazzars and Qassa Khwani area are stuffed with variety of local and foreign goods to cater needs of Eid’s shoppers.
Traditionally, shopping continues till `Chand Raat’ and most of shopping centres of Peshawar are packed with buyers mostly of girls and boys after Iftar till late night.
Shafi Market in cantonment area were turned into sea of women and girls on Tuesday as new shops of henna and bangles besides readymade garments shops were opened to get maximum profits.
Samina, 25, who came along with his father for shopping at Shafi market told APP that her shopping was incomplete with Bangles and henna because it doubled her joy on Eidul Fitr. “I have bought 12 sets of bangles for her family and relatives and will come on Chand Raat to decorate my hands with henna’s beautiful designs,” she remarked. “I spend whole night with my family members on Chand Raat by visiting markets to decorate my hands by henna’s experts,” she said.
Eid-ul-Fitr is the mega festive occasion for Muslims after keeping month long fasting and shopkeepers can earn handsome amount through selling of bangles and henna on this joyful event. “The price of bangles set ranges from Rs 100 to Rs500 depending on its quality and has registered up increase in local markets this year,” she said.
The sale of henna tattoos is also increasing keeping in view of shoppers high demands because of its easy paste on hands, feet and can be removed easily. The young girls admired henna tattoos associated with Eid specifically and take keen interest in it.
In Peshawar, bangles and henna stalls were set up in every small and big markets in the city full of a large variety of steel and glass varieties in different colours, attracting buyers of all social class mostly girls.
The shopkeepers expressed optimism that Eid shopping activities will reach to its peak in next few days mostly on Chand Raat and are expecting maximum profit on this Eid due to significant improvement of law and order situation in Khyber Pakthunkhwa.