The store is one of the larger RSPCA op shops in Queensland. It functions as a sorting and distribution centre, a base for the RSPCA op shop trucks, as well as its own op shop and furniture store. You can imagine the challenges that might arise with a hub such as this.
Cue music for the honoured and respected hero. Or in this instance heroes.
Tracee, the Op Shop Coordinator at Moorooka, started with RSPCA QLD in February this year, and brought with her oodles of experience in retail, as a business owner, and from time spent in the op shop world. Since Tracee joined our forces the Moorooka store has transformed. Offering customers a shopping experience that is complete with high standard pre-loved items that are quality and friendly to your wallet.
Humble and an expert in her field, Tracee does not take all the credit for the stores new look. She is quick to highlight how the staff and volunteers have played a part in the store’s revamped appearance and how each one has their own unique experience and work history. The store boasts people from all walks of life and has become a collaborative effort between retail gurus, fashion forward students, artists, tradesmen and a variety of other incredibly skilled, incredibly dedicated staff and volunteers.
Tracee says, “Moorooka is still a bargain barn, we’ve just raised the level of expectations… It was all there, we’ve just tweaked it.”
Although it looks and at times sounds like a warehouse, don’t let it fool you. The store is far from a warehouse or just a bargain barn. You’ll find quality, clean and undamaged items at all RSPCA Op Shops. At Moorooka you’ll find books, music, linen, housewares, home décor and an array of bric-a-brac. Stroll through the centre of the store and you’ll find the donated furniture which has been displayed to give you a sense of how it might fit in your own home. Clothing, fashion and accessory items dominate one half of the store, so you can browse the racks and try on your favourites. With high-end fashion brands, quality pre-loved items, sensible prices and no mark-ups, it will be hard to walk out of the store empty handed.
Pop down and see what op shop finds are waiting for you!
Things to look for at RSPCA Moorooka Op Shop:
- $1 rail every day for quality clothing picks
- Furniture hub where you might just find your next comfy couch or retro table set
100% of profits go towards helping RSPCA animals in need.