If you need to write something, what would be the first thing you look for? A pen, of course. The ball pens that we usually use are cheap and good-to-go, but what if I told you some pens cost as much as Tk79,000?
You might think of these pens to be unnecessarily expensive but in reality, many customers willingly purchase these products. Such pens have exclusive features that make them stand out from the ordinary ones.
For example, the Paris-made Waterman fountain pen is intricately engraved with an 18-karat solid gold nib. With its striking finishing, polished body, and gold-plated clip, this pen can mesmerise you with its aesthetic blue ink. Refills are also available for those who want to continue using the pen over a longer period.
Nilima Shikder, head of Time Zone in Bashundhara City shopping mall, said, "We do not keep these pens in stock, but customers can always place orders. We have many enthusiastic collectors who buy pens for as much as Tk15,000."
There are other brands in the market to explore as well. The American brand Sheaffer has ballpoints, rollerballs, and fountain pens with available refills.
The Sheaffer Valor fountain pen costs Tk35,700 (exclusive of VAT). A shimmering nib with a black or blue body and deep blue ink are its most eye-catching features.
Parker and Pierre Cardin pens are available within a price range of Tk1000 to Tk10,500. You can place your orders at the shops in Bashundhara City shopping mall or you can order online from sites such as Alibaba, Amazon, and e-bay.
If you want to carry something that resembles your knowledge and wit with style, you could carry a designer or luxury pen such as the ones mentioned above.