By Majd Othman
KUWAIT: Many years ago, malls in Kuwait used to compete with each other to attract shoppers and consumers with catchy prices, offers and sometime gifts, to buy their holiday needs such as clothes, shoes and accessories for all ages. But in the last few years, it has been noticed that prices go up immediately before the holidays at most malls and markets, especially of clothes. Offers and sales also vanish during this time, while prices fall very quickly after the end of the holiday or sometimes at the start of the holiday.
For Eid Al-Fitr, shoppers were forced to spend a lot on their needs to celebrate the holiday. Kuwait Times asked people how they manage their budget during such times — do they prepare a couple of months early or depend on ordering online, especially families.
Rawan Mohammad, an expat, said it is not easy all the time to depend on online shopping, especially as it takes more time to make sure about the sizes, quality and the exact time of receiving the shipment. She said despite the better prices she could find online, several times she has ordered items for herself or her children that turned out to be of poor quality. “Ordering…