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the ultimate kid's shopping guide
With Eid just around the corner and a change in season, its high time to be out shopping for your kid. Shopping for kids in Dhanmondi and Elephant Road offers a lot of variety, starting from the inceptions of different shopping malls and stores in almost every corner. Elephant road is one place, which is very popular for mothers and "kid-shoppers". Although some people may enjoy surfing around through shops, others may not have the time or enthusiasm to do so. So here are a few highlighted products from different shops around Dhanmondi and Elephant Road:
Kids clothing at Nandan
Frocks of different designs and material are available at both the Nandan outlets at Orchid plaza and Rangs Anam plaza. It is convenient since you get clothing for all occasions and sizes. Prices of frocks start from about Tk.150 to 450, for ages 1 to 14 years. Small and soft towels for new borns are also available for Tk.195. Bibs are also available here at Tk.60 each. Unisex single T-shirts are priced at Tk.190 to 250, depending on size and design. The products at Nandan are all 100 percent cotton. Socks for school going as well as kids of different ages are available at Tk.40 to 85.
shampoos from Johnson's depend on the size and start from Tk.110 for
the smallest and Tk.290 for the large one. Mothercare baby shampoos
are also available here, which are normally quite rare in the market
and are priced below Tk.300.
creams from Johnson's are priced at Tk.220 and with winter on its way
it is definitely a necessity. Baby lotions from Johnson's are priced
at Tk.150 to 290.
rash creams for your new born is available at Tk.200.
One rare product in the market that is available here is the Baby cologne, which makes your kid smell classy and fragrant, as well as protect it from germs due to its antibacterial properties. Shamsi's Prime collection has two stores in Dhanmondi, one in Rifles Square and the other in Road no.5 beside Almas.
Elephant road shopping
Cathay has a number
of branches in Dhanmondi itself, lets narrow down on the one in Elephant
Road. Cathay has a large collection of cotton as well as fancy party
frocks for kids of all ages. The prices vary from Tk.400-650, starting
from new borns to 10year old kids. A wide range of T-shirts and shirts
are also available at Tk.250- 550. Thai branded skirts and dividers
are available from Tk.350 onwards. Cathay is situated in City Super
Even's is yet another
shop in Elephant road and is situated at the Zinat Mansion. Towels of
different sizes and colours for new born are available at Tk.80-200.
They also have a collection of frocks, but it is not as impressive as
the other stores featured. Frocks for new born fluctuate from Tk.100
to 400 and for ages 2-12 the frocks are priced from Tk.300 to 800. They
also have dividers and, tee-shirts and pants. However, Even's has gift
packs for new born both from Johnson's and Kodomo, these are priced
at Tk.300 to 500. They also have blankets priced from Tk.160 to 200,
and with winter coming this seems ideal for that little rascal at home.
Mother and Baby
is the last store we would like to feature from Elephant Road. This
shop situated in the City Super market has everything from feeders to
nappies. The store has feeding bottles, which uniquely tell the temperature
of the milk and are priced at Tk.250. However it also had standard feeders
priced from Tk.80 all the way upto Tk.190, depending on the brand and
quality. The shop has baby wipes and wet tissues available at Tk.100.
Gifts for new born include blankets sets together with pillows priced
at Tk.450-650. This could be a thoughtful gift for expecting couples.
Shoes are also available at tk.100. They also have nice colourful T-shirts
of different designs priced between Tk.100 to 600, both foreign and
Shopping at Elephant
road is sometimes a bit hectic but with so many options it is definitely
worth. Always remember to haggle with the prices here and be tactful
with the shopkeepers.
As we come to the end of our shopping trip, it can be seen that there are an innumerable amount of stores and markets to shop for your little ones. However, it's best to be prepared beforehand and with the shops featured, you'll never run out of options.
By Mishel Ali Khan
During the eve of Eid it is not only the adults who splurge into fashion but now children of different ages are very aware about what they wear and how they look. I can well set the example of my seven years old brother. In the last Eid he refused to wear a red coloured simple embroidered punjabi just because it looked garish and he preferred to wear a plain blue coloured one instead. Gosh! Parents might have a really tough time figuring out how to dress up their teens and even toddlers who are so fashion conscious. But as always we at Star Lifestyle can put your tension at ease and help you to choose the correct accessories and garments for your fashion frenzy kids.
Some fun D-I-Y tricks for teens
securing the intertwined strands, at regular intervals with a small
stitch, start threading in as many small gold ball charms as you like.
For an added twist, after you've done, twirl the two strands together before wearing with your matching coloured dress.
one end, stitch on a shell charm by running the thread through two beads.On
top of the shell charm, you could add a little silver ball charm.Repeat
the process at equal intervals and then you're set.
tees and dungarees
worked kameez and Punjabi
kurta and tops
hats and socks
and short kameez
By Sarah Zermin Huq
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