KUWAIT CITY, July 15: The hopes of many shop owners and popular markets have evaporated in thin air as they were believing they could compensate the losses for what they lost during the lockdown period which was necessitated to prevent the spread of the corona virus, reports Al- Seyassah daily.
The daily added, the consumers — citizens and expatriates — are aware the goods available in the market are old, in addition to the exaggeration of prices as if some shops had returned to work to avenge the consumer.
A number of citizens and expatriates expressed their strong dissatisfaction with the increase in ready-made garments and they say the prices are very high. According to the daily consumers feel there is a need to hold accountable those shop that blackmail the consumer who had stopped buying clothes for himself and his family for a long time, due to the closure of shops during the lockdown period.
A Kuwaiti, who identified himself as Ali Enezi, said the prices of ready-made clothes increased by 60% than what it was before, and the prices of under garments increased by 80 percent as clothing merchants increased the prices to compensate for the losses they incurred during closure of shops.
Adel Al-Masri said the prices of clothes are very high even though they are old designs. The jeans, which were sold for 4 dinars, now cost 7 dinars, and the price of a ‘T-shirt’ that was sold for three dinars now costs 5 dinars, although it is not an international brand and there is no justification for those increases.
Another person, who declined to give his name indicated, he came to buy clothes for his children and was surprised by the huge rise in the prices and this forced him to change his mind. He added, in his home country there are cheaper clothes and new models.