Flea markets get crowded with arrival of winter
LAHORE: With the arrival of winter season, the flea markets and makeshift setups at various places in the provincial capital have been crowded with people, who are coming to purchase warm clothes from there.
The flea markets, locally called Landa Bazaars, sell secondhand and used clothes imported from European countries as well as the USA. A shopkeeper, Saleem Khan, running his business at Naulakha Chowk near Haji Camp, told APP that people started coming to the flea markets for buying warm clothes late this year due to coronavirus pandemic.
However, he added, now a large number of people were visiting these markets and purchasing used clothes, shoes, coats, jackets and caps.
Saima Khawar, a woman who had come to the market along with her children, said that this year clothes were expansive compared with the previous years. However, she added, these used clothes were comparatively cheap and affordable than new clothes.
Another woman, Rimsha Tariq said that she mostly purchases clothes and shoes from flea markets as their quality is always good. She said that though prices had increased than the last year, she felt comfortable in buying such clothes.
Fasihuddin, a student of the Punjab University, said that he always bought shirts, sweaters and jerseys from the flea market due to their better quality and comparatively less prices. He said that prices of the used items were different in all flea markets. He claimed that the flea market near Mayo Hospital was a good market, but there prices were high compared to those at Naulakha Chowk market. - APP