Eid shopping for the elderly

Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Update:

An elderly man buys a lungi in New Market, Dhaka. Photo: Prothom Alo“I saved money to buy a sari for my granny,” said an excited Shamsunnahar Elma from Wari.

Elma said, her elder sister and father have bought her two dresses and she came to Nabarupa Fashion house at Ranking Street to buy the sari for her grandmother.

Younger members often get priority while Eid shopping. So do the elderly.

Almost all fashion houses, big or small, have apparel for the elderly.

Pir Yemeni Market in Gulistan, Ayesha Shopping Complex in Malibagh and many shops in Science Laboratory are known for panjabis.

Besides, saris for elderly women are available Rajdhani Supermarket of Tikatuli, various markets in Sadarghat area, Dhanmondi Hawker’s Market. Gausia, New Market, outlets in Baily Road and local fashion houses such as Aarong, Nabarupa, Anjan’s, Kay-Kraft Sada Kalo and more.

Panjabis for older persons are also available in these outlets.

Businessmen of such outlets said, they were selling more panjabis made for the older customers this Eid.

Samin Haque went to Rajdhani Supermarket to buy a sari with a narrow border for her grandmother.

Samin said, “My granny wears any sari I choose for her. She wears that sari on that very day.”

Elderly members of the families are not always fit to go to shopping malls.

Kohinoor Begum from Tikatuli said, “I cannot make dresses for my grandchild due to my age. On the contrary, she buys saris for me.”

“I always keep saying, what is so special about Eid for a woman of my age? Eid is for young people,” she added.

Businessmen told Prothom Alo, the saris mostly in light pink, sky blue, cream, yellow and cotton panjabis, lungis and pajamas in white are are being sold in their shops. 

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