There's no denying that fashion brands have become the new “in thing” among the young population of Dhaka city. However their poor availability remains a tragic issue since much of the brands that are available in most stores are miles away from the genuine merchandise.
Dhaka Republic opened its doors for business in February 2014 and within a very short time earned its repute as one of the leading one-stop fashion solutions for the fashion-conscious youngsters of the city. Here you will find export-quality fashion wear originating in Bangladesh. Bangladesh stands to be one of the leading readymade garments exporter in the world and the goal behind setting up the premium clothing store was to make world renowned brands and current trends available to the commoners of the city, says Saad Abdullah, one of the four partners of the store.
The store is home to numerous international and top fashion brands and holds an impressive collection of men's, women's and children's wear. Located conveniently in Gulshan Avenue, the two-storied fashion store has neatly designed separate sections for each of its product lines.
Dhaka Republic has a remarkable collection of men's wear ranging from casuals -- t-shirts, shirts, jackets, panjabis, trousers, etc. as well as formal wear which includes shirts, leather bags, belts and more. What makes it a must-visit is its collection of possibly all popular fashion brands for men including G-star, Bravesoul, Replay, Tokyo Laundry and a lot more, just for t-shirts alone. You will find Jack & Jones, and D-code Polo shirts mostly in plain solid colours priced affordably between Tk.295-795. There are hundreds of branded office wear shirts -- Tommy Hilfiger, CK, M&S, etc. in checks, stripes and solid colours, not to forget its unique collection of jackets, genuine leather belts and wallets.
Dhaka Republic's collection of trousers, shorts, and chinos is another part of its attractions. A range of brands including Levis, Banana Republic, Gap, Holister and Abercrombie are all available at the store with prices starting from Tk.725-2295.You will also find an assorted collection of ties and branded cufflinks -- a little pricey but completely worth a check-out.
Dhaka Republic has much to offer to the fashionistas as well -- tops, shirts, T-shirts, trousers and much more. G-star, Zara and H&M are a few of the top available brands. You will be amazed to see their wonderful collections of trousers that include colourful pants, denim trousers, leggings, jeggings available in vibrant colours and all priced reasonably between Tk.695 and Tk.1395.
If you are looking for something for the children, their collection including tops, skirts, T-shirts for girls, and shirts and trousers for boys will not let you down. There is a corner of the store that displays a fine collection of perfumes -- Kenzo, Lacoste, Givenchy, Bulgari, Burberry priced in between Tk.3000-12000 and beyond.
Dhaka Republic is indeed a haven for all the brand-conscious people out there. The owners urge that this store is not just another fancy retail outlet, but an affordable alternative. Pay a visit and we are sure you will find something of your choice. The store is located at 112 Gulshan Avenue (beside Trust Bank); for further queries call 0171 155 8802.
Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed
Models: Argeeta and Raj
Wardrobe: Dhaka Republic
Make-up: Farzana Shakil