Beauty parlours and shops selling accessories for women are making good money. Garment and shoe shops are also getting customers and same is the case with bakeries, restaurants and hotels. The delightful moments of buying bangles, garments, gifts, shoes and other accessories add special flavour to Eid happiness. “Usually, Eid shopping starts with the advent of Ramazan but we continue visiting shopping centres and give last touches to our shopping in the last week of Ramazan,” said Rabia while selecting dress at Jinnah Super Market. Young and old are busy in making last minute preparations for Eid. Especially young girls are eagerly buying bangles and henna to celebrate ‘Chaand Raat’ in a traditional way. “Eid is incomplete without bangles and henna and I like to buy the accessories on ‘Chaand Raat’ with my friends and we spend the whole night and enjoy every minute of it,” said another young girl while talking with Pakistan Observer. However, some people complained that due to price hike they were unable to purchase items of their choice. Makeshift stalls offering clothes and shoes and other items relatively on cheaper rates were the only alternative left for the less privileged. While purchasing a shirt from a roadside stall in Jinnah Super Market, Abdul Rehman, a customer, said he could not afford to buy from shops of branded items.
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