Tailoring and clothing shops are facing quite a bleak turn as online retailers have taken the pants off them.
Mr. Sanyal, owner of a clothing shop in Kolkata, India, says, “People no longer come to us for making shirts or trousers. They buy everything online from that Zara and Forever 21.”
As a surviving measure, various shops such as the one Mr. Sanyal owns, started to shell out coupons of H&M, Forever 21, Alibaba et cetera.
“People are going to buy clothes from there, so all we can sell is discount, or the notion of it.” Mr. Sanyal winked it off.