Eid is one of the few excuses that allow us to dress extravagantly in traditional attire. It is preceded by by people shopping excessively. Shops and streets are abuzz as heaps of people pour into every possible store in search of that “perfect” outfit, be it for themselves or for their loved ones. Shopping can seem like a chore when you have been doing it for hours without any food or water, especially when you have toddlers or moody adolescents nagging, whining and inquiring repetitively about the time they'll be leaving for home.
Shopping smartly is not an option but a necessity in this day and age when standing still in one place has become difficult due to constant shoving and pushing of others. So don't waste time in one place only to return home disappointed and empty-handed. Be it clothes, accessories, shoes, bed-sheets, kitchen utensils or decoration pieces, the following guide will give you a run down of places you should shop at depending on what you're inclined towards as a person. Your mother maybe an energetic shopaholic but you maybe a couch potato repelled by the idea of stepping out into the scorching heat.
Shopping smartly is not an option but a necessity in this day and age when standing still in one place has become difficult due to constant shoving and pushing of others
Hit the malls If you're not interested in the enervating task of running from one place to another to get all the elements needed to pull together your look but prefer the satisfaction accompanied with shopping in person, then large shopping malls will act as one-stop platforms. The intense heat and never-ending traffic can take a toll on the best shopaholics. Such malls are home to a sundry of shops showcasing an assortment of clothes, accessories, homeware and a miscellaneous collection of objects. You can buy your desired stiletto heels, embroidered kurta, all under the same roof. Perfect haunts would be Jamuna Future Park (Bashundhara), Gulshan Pink City (Gulshan), Shoppers World (Gulshan), Bashundhara City Shopping Complex (Panthapath), Eastern Plaza Shopping Complex (Shanti Nagar), Metro Shopping Mall (Mirpur) and Rapa Plaza (Mirpur)
Get on the online shopping bandwagon If you are the type of person that wants to avoid any form of physical exertion associated with shopping and dodge awkward small-talk with over-friendly sales person then online shopping sites and Facebook pages is your ticket to relief. Instead of rummaging frantically through racks of clothes you could simply type in the name of the item you're looking for in the search bar. An array of clothes of your preference will pop up on your screen within a fraction of a second. Which is more alluring? Spending an hour in a shop and spending an extra five minutes to muck up the courage to ask the sales person the cost of the item you're holding only to discover it is way out of your budget or sitting in your air-conditioned room wearing your pajamas with your purchase only a click away. From Facebook you can find a few picks from Opal Fashion Wear, Sparkling Emotions. You can also find high end options from Aarong and Daraz.com and mid-ranged items from Kaymu. If those don't float your boat, try PriyoShop.com, BdHaat.com and Bagdoom.com
One for them all If bargaining is not one of your strong suits then retail palaces filled with lust-worthy delights are your go to pit-stop. Want to steal that outfit worn by the unexceptionally beautiful runway model? High-end boutiques roffer unique pieces that leave you gazing wistfully. But rest assured these pieces cost an arm and a leg so your wallet may look like it's been hitting the gym after exiting the store. Here are some stores that leave you staring at the stunning and elaborately crafted dress draped on mannequins through their windows Anokhi, O2, Mayasir, Reluce, Cat's Eye, Pride, Moon's Boutique, Mansha, Noir, Wood & Pecker, Aarong, Vasavi, Jatra Bangladesh Limited, Zaara and Stylesell.