Bangladesh Shopping

  • Shopping
    by nzafor
  • Shopping
    by nzafor
  • Shopping
    by nzafor

Bangladesh Shopping

  • An excellent shop with a cause

    Aarong has a series of outlets in Bangladesh (7 at the last count), and an export branch at the head office in Dhaka.Aarong carries a range of textiles and local craft, and most of it would come under the unbrella "gifts".Aarong is run by the world's largest NGO, BRAC, and their outlets feature production from their various projects in the country....

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  • Jamdani sarees

    Jamdani sarees of Bangladesh are famous. They are beautiful, generally light coloured fine sarees with single or multi coloured geometric or floral designs. When we went to Bangladesh, I remember, all the ladies of our 23 members team were busy doing lots of shopping of Jamdani sarees.

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  • Good maps

    In this shop in the foyer of the Sonargaon Hotel downtown Dhaka there is a decent range of books and also quite a few maps. Good maps are hard to come by in Bangladesh. The best is to bring in the Nelles' North-East India map and supplement with local and regional maps that you can get in this shop. At the Elephant Road markets I also found some...

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  • Longyi - a necessity

    The men's most used attire in Bangladesh is the longyi. The longyi is a rectangular piece of woven cloth sewn together at the short end to form a tube. It is long enough to reach from the waist down to the ancles, and wide enough to go around the waist 1 1/2 times. A twisted knot is then tucked in in front to keep it from falling off. When...

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  • Bangles and beads

    Several stalls in the New market in Dhaka are devoted to ready-made and by-the-bead jewlery. You can look for something that you can wear immediately, but also compile yourself and have them string it up for you according to your wish. I bought some bangles and things for putting in the hair for my niece. Many colorful things and goodies for...

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  • Textile country

    Lengths of cotton and silk are available at very good prices in Bangladesh. The best places to buy are in Dhaka's main markets and department stores.You can have your clothes made, too.Other good ready-mades are shawls scarves etc. According to quality and quality - in any case, modest, local prices.

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  • Fix your shoes

    Along busy streets and on street corners itinerant and established cobblers or shoe makers set up shop. If you need to fix your shoes, Dhaka's cobblers will do a good job cheaply and quickly.If you are struck in traffic you can have a quick shoe polish while you wait in your rickshaw for the jams to clear.

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  • Surplus production outlets

    Given the huge textile production in Bangladesh, there is a significant surplus production over and beyond the order from abroad and B-sorting that remain in Bangladesh.This is sold through quality shops (Westecs ) and the fake stuff and B-sorting ends up in less formal textile markets in town, such as in the Banga Bazaar. You will find some...

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  • Something of everything needed?

    This large, one-block market has absolutely everything you may or may not need. It is a fairly modern middle class consumers' market.Just a walk here is interesting. Nice jewelry Clothing itemsMusic CDs, tapesYou name it, they have it. Very cheap, except for such things as imported Samsonite suitcases (such as I was looking for...) and other...

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  • Men's silk kurtas

    Aarong Handicrafts has three locations in Dhaka, and one in Chittagong.They have a wide variety of gift and clothing items, run by what seems to be a consortium of home producers and NGO procudtion initiatives with a pro-poor purpose. For men, the thing to buy, use in Bangladesh and to bring home, too, are silk kurtas of different cuts and...

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  • Jute carpets

    Several places offer colorful and beautiful jute carpets for sale. They tend to come in the prayer rug size as the standard, and then as larger floor covers, runners etc. Jute carpets do not survive very long, they get worn and frayed after some time of use as floor rugs. OK for wall decorations and as prayer mats, though.For the floor, you better...

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  • Pink pearls

    Several shops and jewelries in Bangladesh have a good selection of the indigenous pink pearls. The pinkyness is caused by the river silt that actually pollute the river and brackish-water pearls. Pink pearls come in a variety of qualities and price categories, set or unset in gold or other metal jewelry.Personally I find the pink pearls matched...

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  • Handycrafts or pink pearls

    For handycraft you can visit some shope in Dhaka, thoese are special for handycrafts, For pearls you may visit ARONG, which is famous for it and guaranted for pureness. handycrafts are good to buy, there are differents type of handycrafts to buy, Visit the shope and choose yourself what to buy.Bangladesh is femouse for pink pearl around the world,...

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