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Jogging in a warm spring morning with a gorgeous branded cap, t-shirt and trouser you will simply feel superb. As sport incorporates physical stretching a special type of soft, warm and flexible wear is essential for it. For that reason, sports wear always get importance to the sporty crowd. Although it requires some money to spend, but it is sure to be appreciated by people. People are recently more conscious about body fitness than ever before, and this makes sports apparels appealing.
In Dhaka City, there are lots of shops that are selling different types of sports wear according to the demand of the customers. Any one interested in sports can get their desired products from these shops.
Reebok, the house of sports wear, displays various types of products with different price ranges. It has two branches in Dhaka. One is positioned in Trend setters Limited, 17 (old19) North Gulshan 2 and the other is located in New elephant road. There is only one branch outside Dhaka city, and this is situated in Chittagong. The address is Easy International, 815 Ali road, Dam para, CDA Avenue, Chittagong. T-shirts in touch with the artistic designs and colors are selling between Tk.895 to 1295. Different types of Polo Shirts at Tk.995 - Tk.1495, track suits at Tk.2495- Tk.3695, Reebok and rock port caps at Tk395-600, Cates at Tk.1795 -11795, head bands at Tk.195-Tk.250, wrist bands at Tk.195-395 are available in rebook shops. Reebok launched a new brand Iverson, based on the name of a famous basketball player in different branches. Iverson t-shirts, trainers and shorts are magnificent in quality and designed to catch the glimpse of customers. Pleasant environment, soft music, trial room and a warm reception definitely inspire you to visit this place frequently.
"The specialty of Nike products is their innovative design and quality," said one of the staff of the Nike store. Shops are located in two different places of the Dhaka city. One is positioned in G-8, DMC Market, Gulshan North, while the other is in 234/2 New Elephant Road. Nike is offering Tshirts at the price range of Tk.500-2000, polo shirts at Tk.1050 -2050,shorts at Tk.750- 1500, Cates at Tk.3000-9000, caps between Tk.375 -900, ladies sleeveless at Tk.750- 1550, Kids jacket set with trouser at Tk.650-1050, trouser at 1950 2450. Nike also accepts master and visa card just like Reebok. Another interesting thing about Nike is that they launch the same products at a same time throughout the world.
People who have a passion for golf, their first priority must be sports world, the largest importer in Bangladesh positioned in Gulshan 2 market. Their golf sets including an exclusive leather bag costs Tk.1,20,000. Another brand, Dunlop is offered at Tk.22500 with Gosson at Tk.25000. Football jerseys of both local and foreign brands are also available with various price ranges. Locals are selling at the price of Tk.100 - Tk.300 where foreign are selling at Tk.800-1250.
Swimming is one of the best ways of keeping the body fit. A lot of enthusiasm is carried by this sport throughout the world. Though there are very few opportunities for the citizens of Dhaka to swim, some swimming pools in different Hotels and restaurants offer swimming under payment. Any one interested in swimming, can buy his/her costume, goggles and caps from different sport shops located in Gulshan market or Bangobandhu stadium market. Swimming goggles can be found at the cost of Tk.120 - Tk.450, caps at Tk.80 - Tk.250.
If you are looking for your equipment at a cheap price, Maulana Vasani (outer stadium) stadium market will be your best choice. A lot of shops here offer different sports wear and accessories at low prices. Among them OK sports, New Dhaka sports, AP Sports, Shah Sports, Kamal Sports and Bangladesh Sports will catch by your eyes if you surf the market to buy your sporty belongings. Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Cricket, Football and Indoor game accessories are also available in all those shops.
By Arif Imran
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