CHINESE FASHION HITS BANGLADESH EID MARKET

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Added On June 12, 2018

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This week it's Eid al-Fitr, end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and the biggest event in Muslim calendar.
 
Time then, to look good.
 
This year, more and more locals, especially the fashion-conscious younger generation are searching out Chinese designs.
 
Like at Bashundhara City, an upmarket shopping mall in Dhaka's commercial Karwan Bazar.
   
Or New Market, one of capital's most bustling shopping centers. Or the nearby Gausia and Chandi Chalk markets, Chinese merchandise can be spotted in store fronts.
   
Bangladeshi girls' have normally turned to Indian outfits to celebrate Eid. But as designer dresses from China became more available, young girls have started to change their tastes.
 
SOUNDBITE(Bengali):HABIBA AKHTAR NUPU, student
"Chinese dresses are comfortable to wear. They are very nicely designed. Everyone likes this type of dress. This time my Eid will be very joyous because my favorite dress has been bought."
   
Selina Bari runs her own shop "Street 77" in Bashundhara market, and imports products directly from China.
 
 
SOUNDBITE(Bengali):SELINA BARI, Shoper owner 
"I have been running this shop for about 12 years. For last about 8 years I have been doing business with Chinese. I myself personally go to China to select products to import. For Eid occasion mainly I bring Chinese dresses that suit boys and girls aged between 12 and 18 years. One good thing of Chinese dresses is that they have many different sizes for customers. Chinese dresses are fashionable."