Lo­cals still wait for Jan­uary for har­ried back-to-school pur­chases

Sunday Observer - - NEWS - BY ZWELETHU DLAMINI

De­spite that re­tail out­lets have muted dis­plays of school uni­forms on sale, a snap sur­vey in Mba­bane in­di­cated that mem­bers of the pub­lic have not yet started pur­chas­ing uni­forms.

A visit by this pub­li­ca­tion to some re­tail­ers in Mba­bane on Fri­day es­tab­lished that most Swazis were buy­ing stylish clothes as op­posed to school re­lated items.

This is de­spite that some re­tail­ers were noted to be sell­ing their stock at the same prices as they did in Jan­uary with some dis­play­ing low­ered prices for Fri­day.

Though some re­tail out­lets dis­played school uni­forms tar­get­ing cus­tomers who would take ad­van­tage of the one day sale on Fri­day, only a few out­lets re­ported to have sold uni­forms or school re­lated items on the day.

At Jet Cloth­ing out­let at the Swazi Plaza, for in­stance, a shop as­sis­tant said their cus­tomers were more in­ter­ested on pam­pers and denim clothes while a few had pur­chased school shoes from their spe­cials.

A Fash­ion World shop at­ten­dant also re­ported that their cus­tomers were pur­chas­ing only the fash­ion­able clothes and none had pur­chased school re­lated items. Sim­i­lar sen­ti­ments were shared by Power Fac­tory Shop and PEP stores.

Hope

“We did not have Black Fri­day sale rather we had our month end spe­cials. We, how­ever, hope they will be buy­ing more of the school uni­forms in the first two weeks of De­cem­ber. But to­day chil­dren’s clothes are pur­chased more as there will be pre-school grad­u­a­tions,” said a shop as­sis­tant at PEP stores.

A sec­tion where PEP store. school uni­forms were dis­played at

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Swaziland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.