As the harmattan weather bites harder, some women on Tuesday at the Kasuwan Barci market, Kaduna were buying warm second hand clothing for themselves and their families.
The women, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria said that they preferred to buy second hand sweaters and other wears due to their durability and affordability.
Aisha Aliyu, a housewife said she came all the way from Hayin Dan-Bushiya to buy sweaters for her children to protect them from the cold weather.
She said that the prices of the clothes were fair as there were not much difference from that of last year.
Yammade Alpha, a resident of Jaji said that she came to the market to buy warm clothes for herself and her husband.
“You know, Kasuwan Barci is a centre for second hand clothes; if you want good quality and affordable second hand clothes then you must visit the market.
“As you can see, the market is full with people who are buying warm clothes, caps and even stockings due to the cold weather,” she said.
Another consumer, Fatima Idris said she normally bought children sweaters, socks and caps at wholesale prices and resell at home.
Meanwhile, some second hand clothes dealers in the market expressed happiness over the high patronage.
Abubakar Iliyasu said the market was moving well even with the current economic situation of the country due to its affordability.
“With the recent closure of borders by the Federal Government, it is hard to get the goods but when it gets to the market; people rush it.
“An adult jacket ranges from N1, 000 to N1, 500 and we sell about 500 pieces per day which is equivalent to N500, 000 because we sell in both wholesale and retail,” he said.
Another dealer, Yasir Abubakar said he sold second hand children clothes at the rate of N300 to N500 each, adding that he sold at least 50 pieces every day.
Hassan Barau, a socks and cap dealer said most of his customers were women, adding that he sold an average of 350 pieces per day.