Second hand clothes business booms in Calabar


Second hand clothesDealers on second hand clothes and shoes in Calabar, Cross River capital, have expressed joy over the high sales they now record, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
A NAN survey at the Marian, Watts and Beach markets in Calabar on Sunday showed that patronage for the wears has increased tremendously.
The customers, mostly women, said that they resorted to buying second hand clothes and shoes because of their durability and low prices.
Mr Emeka Obi, a dealer at the Beach market, told NAN that his business had recorded high patronage in the last three months.
Obi who said he had been in the business for almost eight years now, added that it had been a major source of income for his household.
“The high demand for the items I sell has made the business very lucrative and I am very excited about that.
“In fact, some customers plead with me to call them on phone whenever I want to open new bales of clothes so that they will be the first to pick the best,” he said.
A customer, Mrs Rebecca Okon, a civil servant, told NAN that she bought the items because they were more durable than new ones.
Okon said that she decided to take her children to the market to make their choices of clothes and shoes because they were on holidays.
According to Mr Hogan Akpan, another customer, second hand shoes were stronger than new ones.
“I have been wearing second hand shoes for almost six years now. Each pair I buy lasts very long before I dump it.
“I buy second hand shoes for my children too because no matter how roughly they play with them, they last for long,” he said.
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Source:: PM Newspaper