- Do people in Nigeria actually spend that kind of money on a casual dress?
- Do these boutiques ever make profit?
THE DRESS...NOT THAT ONE!
Features Thursday, March 26, 2015
Today’s gist is about The Dress…no not that dress that colour blind people were calling blue and black (I believe it was white and gold sha). Not that dress. This dress is another dress that my friend and I saw during the weekend.
We were walking past a boutique when a dress got both our attention- it was a yellow tunic with one kind design like that, it looked so pretty- perfect dress for a casual date with bae. Me, I have perfected the art of looking and comoting eyes…I never ever enter boutiques. Nigerian boutiques. Sorry, Lagos boutiques. My friend on the other hand could not comot eye, the dress was calling her through the shinning glass- "come, come and buy, come and buy".
So we went in, me I pretended I wasn't interested in the dress and went to look for other items they had to offer. I could sense that in that moment the sales girl was confused-she didn't know whether to follow me, or keep her eyes glued on my friend that was pricing the market. Thank God she went to meet my friend because I really really dislike when I am window shopping and a sales assistant is breathing down my neck. Can’t a girl just come and look and go? LOL
The next thing I heard was N65,000. I whisked around…”how much did you say the dress is”? Sales girl “Sisty faf thasand ma”... even as she talk am sef cold catch am. I nodded…I can see why nobody was inside the shop and it is obvious it’s the air condition and location that made the price of that dress be 65k because there’s no way such a dress should be 65k. Who do we blame for this? APC or PDP? A quick scan around showed that they even had like 4 different colours of the same dress and about 3 more of the same colour…so it’s not even an exclusive? Mtcheww. So I can be wearing it and someone will waka pass me with the same thing . O ti o.
I started thinking of all the things 65k can do: it can help me make installment payments for the land my friend Yotan has been telling me to buy (send me mail in case you wan buy too), Lord knows I would like to be a landlady... 65k is someone’s house rent. 65k is someone’s school fees, 65k is someone’s annual income. Should I go on? No.
I have a few questions sha:
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Posted by Sisi Yemmie at Thursday, March 26, 2015