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Sunday December 8, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by ashvin tiwana, alyssa j. oon, AND lucas yeoh
Shoppers inspecting Christmas tree decorations at a store in Petaling Street.
KUALA LUMPUR: Petaling Street is proving to be the “hotspot” this Christmas for shoppers on a tight budget.
Such shoppers are crowding the stores in search of gifts to buy and with the reasonable prices there, many seem more than satisfied.
One of them, who only wished to be known as Sarah, 36, said she started preparing for a red-and-gold-themed Christmas two months ago.
“I haven’t had a family reunion since 1986! My two brothers will be coming back from the United States, which means I will have lots to do,’’ she quipped.
She praised iDecor Home for having the item she wanted. “I looked all over, and this was the only shop that had a wreath I really liked,” she added.
The shop’s assistant, Doris, said sales for Christmas trees and decorations were better than in the past.
“A lot of customers bought the plain, green tree to be adorned with their own desired decorations,” said the 70-year-old.
Nicholas, 16, said Hello Planet, another shop selling decorations, was a lot busier during Christmas.
“The Christmas trees with acorns on them are probably the best-sellers overall. The large-sized trees, along with the Christmas tree lights, sold out quickly,” he said.
Charles and Charlotte, a young couple at the same store, were browsing for the perfect tree among the ones displayed.
“We want our tree to be covered in snow, with gold and white decorations around it. We just started our Christmas shopping,” said Charles.
For others, discounted items around the area were already their first choice.
Molly, a church worker, said the Nu Lycie Sdn Bhd store had great discounts and was her favourite gift buying spot.
“I’m currently buying Christmas-themed tin boxes for my cousins and church members,” said the 45-year-old.
The store’s manager, who wanted to be known as Miss Lai, said that she had prepared stocks two months ago.
“We have customers from east Malaysia who want to buy our wholesale items. We need time to ship their orders by sea.
“Among our best-selling items are the golden tinsel and Christmas baubles,” she added.
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