New Market

On mirpur road in dhanmondi, just west of dhaka university. this is the largest market in the city and it has more class, more room and just as much choice. prices may be a little higher because the stall rent is likely to be more expensive. as well as clothing, there is leather, linen, jewelry, household goods, cds and dvds and so on. it is normally closed on tuesdays.

Bashundhara City

On pantha path just west of the pan pacific hotel. this multi-story complex is the closest replica of the malls found in asia. it is the newest and most modern place to shop in the city with small shops spanning over a whopping 10 floors.


A well known chain with several outlets around Dhaka and one in London. It is owned by BRAC the largest Development Organization in the world and sells handicrafts and clothing at moderately high prices.

If you go shopping ready to bargain then there are certainly bargains to be had among the bazars and markets of Dhaka. To get a feel for what things should cost in the local markets check prices in the western-style fixed price shops and then deduct 10%. If you prefer hassle free shopping then head to Bashundhara City, a huge shopping center with more modern shops and other ameniteis you would expect to find in a mall.

Banga (or Bango) Bazar

Is a block west of the gulistan bus station on kamruzzaman sharani street at the edge of old dhaka. for shopaholics this is probably a paradise but for others it can be a nightmare. there are thousands of small stalls intersected by narrow walkways which are often jammed with people. the quality varies widely but the prices can be cheap, cheap, cheap, after you bargain vigorously. try us$1 for a t-shirt, us$3 for blue jeans and us$5 for jackets. however, this is not a market for the brand conscious.

Garment seconds
Banga Bazar and Pallwell Market
BB: Gulistan area, just West of Motijheel); PM: Purana Paltan area (just beside Jonaki Cinema Hall

Many items only have minor defects, but do not meet export requirements.

60 Kemal Ataturk, Banani

Another good store with beautiful crafts at moderately high prices. Supports fair trade practices and clothes are dyed with natural colours. Closed Su.