Shop the high street this Eid!
An in-depth look at what's in stores for shoppers this Ramazan as international high street brands flood the market. Here's your Ramazan shopping check list.
By Maliha Rehman
This summer, Karachi's witnessed a brand invasion of the massive, high-street kind. Foreign labels have ventured into Pakistan in the past, of course, but they're coming in greater numbers now, with bigger, better plans and their very latest collections. They realize all too well the power of retail in Pakistan. It's a one helluva force in an urban centre like Karachi with a population estimated to be between 15 to 18 million people; with a daily influx of new arrivals it's hard to tell. A substantial chunk of them have money and they want to spend it. That's why there have always been long lines of women queuing outside designer lawn exhibitions, sales on popular labels getting sold out within hours and designer bags and shoes being copied off and sold to the hilt by the opportunistic shopkeepers in local bazars.…..................
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