Archive for the ‘Shopping’ Category

Ramadan Bachhat Ki Utility


One needs to see if ‘Special Ramadan Bachhat’ schemes like the list from Utility Stores Corporation seen here, really benefit the poorest of the poor in this holy month…

Saturday – what to do?

A friend’s friend’s friend is arranging a (female) fashion exhibition this Saturday. If you’re not busy anywhere else, just drop by Holiday Inn tomorrow and later share your experience with us by posting a ‘suggestion’! :)


An exhibition of dresses ( casual, fashion wear , bridal dresses ) by one Ms. Aneeqa

Venue : Holiday Inn ( Exective Room 4 )
on 15th Sep ( 11:00 am to 11 pm )
For details, contact: 0300 4297938

Shopping in Lahore ~the Auriga experience~

Which shopping area you can be in possibly, where you hear a perfect “Ex-khuze meee Madam!!!!!” Yes, it’s a Pathan bhi trying to get your attention to make you stop by his stall in Auriga Complex.

Paan Mandi – Lahore’s Mini India

If you happen to be an admirer of Indian branded hair-oils, Banarsi Sarees, Vatika shampoo, and Paan Supari from the other side of the border, you need not buy a ticket to Delhi for everything Indian is available in our very own Anarkali Bazar’s Paan Mandi. This particular market is famous for selling Indian merchandise smuggled illegally from across the border and signifies how profitable regular trade between the two rival nations can be.

Daily Times reports:

Paan Mandi, an alley market in Anarkali Bazaar, offers a glimpse of Indian bazaar culture in Lahore.

Also known as ‘Mini India’, the bazaar is well known for its Indian products that attract a large number of customers from across the city. An interesting fact about Paan Mandi is that almost all the shopkeepers there migrated from India and set up their businesses after 1947.

Paan Mandi Traders’ Association president Nawab Ali Khan, a Delhi-born 70-year-old man, told Daily Times that he was taking care of the business that his father had started in 1947. “The business in Paan Mandi has gone through several ups and downs, including the toughest year of 1965, as it is dependent upon the fickle Pakistan-India relations”, he said. He said that cable TV had increased Indian products’ demand and everyone wanted to use the soap or shampoo that his or her favorite celebrity used across the border.

Indian beauty soaps, shampoos, hair oils, hair-styling jells, fairness creams, hair-removal creams, after-shave lotions, perfumes, beauty lotions and shaving creams are easily available in Paan Mandi and have a great demand in Pakistan, said Haider, a cosmetics shop owner. He said Indian cosmetics were costlier than the Pakistani ones but better in quality. Adnan, another shopkeeper, said that small-size Indian beauty soap was priced at Rs 45 while same-sized Pakistani soap cost Rs 17 on average. But customers insist on buying the former because of its better quality, he added. “Indian beauty soaps are not manufactured by melting wax”, he said.


PU Flower Shop

The Punjab University’s Flower Shop is one of the biggest flower shops in Lahore. Here, you can get almost all kinds of flowers available in Lahore. The flowers are grown in the greens of Punjab University (may be some other place too).

The most interesting thing is that you can get a bouquet even at after midnight. So, the next time you forget to buy a bouquet for your friend to present him on his birthday and its late, don’t panic… just go to the PU Flower Shop near Bhekewal Morr and you’ll get it. ;-)

GEN-Y’s smart Independence Day offer

A clothing retailer labelled GEN-Y is promoting an offer through with you can buy any three items from their outlets for Rs.1947 only. (1947 is the year Pakistan won its independence)


I don’t know about their products though… Any reviews??

Current wali T-Shirts at Levi’s

Available in cool bright colors; green, light red, orange & blue, Levi’s has put up an exciting offer of Rs.300 for its plain simple t-shirts this summer.


At such a reasonable price, these shirts wiith a Levi’s label still are good value for money.

Warning: Check your piece for defects before the purchase


Last week, Dash- (the brand) opened its new outlet at Moulana Shaukat Ali Road. The outlet is in place where there was a departmental store named ‘Value Mart‘. It is situated right beside the ‘Chaman Ice-Cream‘ in C-Block, Faisal Town, Lahore.

Sale Sale Sale

Sale season is on here in Lahore right now, whether its shoes, clothes, bags or bed linen etc and even one can get good deal of carpets in a sale going on at MM Alam Road (i think that is ever green type of sale).

Khaadi re-opens at M.M.Alam Road

A simple, cool print advertisement announcing Khaadi’s re-opening at Mini Market Square, M.M.Alam Road, Gulberg.


Question of the Day: Why was it closed in the first place?

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