What else do you
expect when you get lingerie, sleeping dresses, perfumes and cosmetics
in a she-friendly atmosphere? Buying perfect lingerie is very difficult
in our country. There is always a fuss about the right size, fabric,
design, fit, comfort hygiene and fashion. The lack of a proper changing
room, female shop assistants, computerised size measurement system,
a men's lounge…the list of shortcomings goes on.
Dreams" is here to take away all your worries and really help you
get a good night's sleep in luxurious sleepwear at comfortable prices.
There are stunning sleeping suits designed to bring out the best in
you. The nighties will cost you between Tk 390 (singles) to Tk 1099
(two piece with gown). All the gowns are made in China. They have used
original Chinese silk as the fabric for the night-dresses.
They have all varieties
of lingerie with great designs, different fabrics, with focus on comfort.
All along, women in our country used to worry about the best fit but
here, you can try them on first and then buy the one that suits you
best. You will get genuine Jockey set (3 pieces) at Tk 140 only and
wonderful lacy panties with Tk 60 only. All these items come in a wide
price range. Bras are available at Tk 160 (single), 299(single), and
brassiere sets are available at between Tk 299 to Tk 499.
The cosmetics section
is generously stocked with the entire ranges from brands like Avon,
Johnson & Johnson, and Jordana. Avon Creams will cost Tk 600, perfumes
Tk 1300. They also have face cream, facial wash, cleanser, skin protection
items. The prices are reasonable, and they have varieties of products
including sanitary pads, facial tissues, napkins and perfumes. You will
also get wet tissues in Tk 110 in various ranges
The best part about
this store is that this is an independent shop with its own parking
space, one female shop assistant to provide individual customer service,
and a waiting lounge with TV, newspapers and magazines for male companions
of the female customers.
The concept of this
store is Women for women. Their products are produced by women, managed
by women, served and facilitated by women and sold to women only. This
is country's first mega shop for women only, located at Road: 7 House:
29, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
bells, stocking stuffers, gifts galore…yes, Christmas is here! Time
to pretty up the house to inject a healthy dose of festivity into the
air. So grab your purses, people, and head on to Folk International
at Gulshan, to load up on Christmas must-haves:
under the mistletoe. Now where in Bangladesh will you get real mistletoe?
While you chew on that one, grab yourself some quilted mistletoe to
hang on your tree/walls. They are available for only Tk 60.
Fancy a wooden Santa on your tree? Or perhaps some gold painted trinkets?
There is a nice range of clay/wood ornaments for your Christmas tree
at Tk 30-60.
Given the problem of space constraint, local climate, etc., etc, a large-sized
fir or aspen Christmas tree is probably not a great idea. What, however,
is Christmas without the tree? Folk International solves the problem
by offering small potted Christmas trees at Tk 1500. Hurry up…the stocks
Here's a nice way to dress up your tree or room. Get yourself a straw
braid with dried flower arrangements that will add a nice touch to any
nook or cranny you put it up in. These beauties are yours for Tk 80.
Santa's on his way. How do you tell him you want some gifts? Hang a
stocking up. Folk International has a cute collection of jute stockings
that come in three different sizes, and range from Tk 30-160.
Let's not forget the story behind Christmas…that's right, the birth
of the baby Christ. The Christmas story is something that is enjoyed
by parents and children alike. Make the celebration more meaningful
for someone by getting him/her a clay Nativity set for Tk 675. The set
contains figurines of the Virgin Mary with the Holy Child, his father
Joseph, and all the barn animals.
Here's to greeting your guests at the door the Christmas way. Get yourself
a lovely wreath for only Tk 120. They come in many different sizes and
colours at Folk International, and will spice up any door or wall they
are put up on.
This is a nifty gift for your office-going friend/relative…a paperweight
made of a glazed pinecone. These are really pretty and come at only
Tk 100 a piece.
Go on, tell your loved ones you care. Give them a lovely craft card.
You can choose between ones made from normal paper (Tk 20), or handmade
paper (Tk 30).
Got no time to bother with wrapping gifts? Grab yourself a couple of
themed jute totes. They are available at a range of sizes at between
That's all…hope this makes the decorating a little easier. Here's wishing
all our readers a very Merry Christmas!
Sabrina F Ahmad
that the best places for seeing guest birds around Dhaka city is the
Jahangirnagar University campus and the Dhaka Zoo? Both these places
have water bodies, especially the JU campus, which has several lakes
surrounded by wonderful natural scenery. Every winter, thousands of
migratory birds gather at these lakes. A daylong excursion at JU could
be a great family outing. After sundown the Zoo could be an odd place
to be in. However, in JU, when the bird watching is over you could
have a few hours of breathtaking experience.
They may be cheap and sold in street side stalls, but they taste simply
great. The JU campus might be great for bird watching, but the Dhaka
University campus is the place to go if you want bhapa pitha. Just
grab a ride to DU campus, and head for the street vendors to relish
these sweet treats. Once there, you might also like to try the phuchka
and chotpoti of Shahbag.
Bhapa pithas may satisfy the stomach and birds may please the heart,
but when it's cold outside the best resort is a comfy blanket or quilt.
The bedding stores of Nilkhet are the best place to buy quilts at
reasonable rates. Pillows are also their speciality. If you are looking
for blankets, Baitul Mukarram market is your place.
by the way…
to have a crisp and warm quilt to cuddle into at night, leave it under
the sun for three or four hours, and fold it up. Keep it like that
until you need it. This will let the heat stay inside the cotton for
a very long time, long enough till bedtime.
all the way
It's that time of the year, folks. Time for carols and presents and
that warm, fuzzy feeling. Santa's on his way with gifts to share,
and the trees are getting prettied up with bright lights and shiny
baubles. Yes, Christmas is here! We at Lifestyle would like to wish
all our readers a very Merry Christmas!