With football fever raging across the country, merchandise comprising of jerseys of the top teams participating in the World Cup in Brazil has made its way to the streets of Bangalore. Surya manages a merchandise store in Brigade road. He says, “We sell football jerseys of all teams . Our collection includes round neck t-shirt style and collar neck jerseys priced between Rs 699 and Rs 3,000”.
Ricky, one of the store clerks at the Nike outlet says, “We sell polyester skin-friendly jerseys. Though it is a little expensive, many of our customers do not mind spending money on these jerseys.”
Wasim, another store clerk at the Nike showroom says, “People are picking up football merchandise on a large scale. Brazil jerseys are selling like hot cakes.”
Ajay Kumar, a sales clerk at the Puma outlet at Garuda Mall says, “This store only sells the Italian team collection. An Italian team jersey costs nearly Rs. 5,000. We are running out of stock with some sizes.”