Behind each of your favourite stores are passionate, hardworking people who welcome you to take part in their story, every time you walk in. Here, we introduce you to the faces behind some of your favourite Stockland retailers. Learn about the history of their business, the products and services they offer and what they love about their local community.
Meet Kylie, OPSM
1. What do you love about your store?
I love that we offer some of the best brands of eye wear in the world including Ray-Ban and Oakley but we also offer a range of reasonably priced frame & lens package deals from $99.00 complete including other high-street brands like Armani Exchange and Vogue Eye wear.
2. With regard to your store type, what new trends are you seeing?
We are getting a lot of requests for crystal coloured frames with tints of beige, pink or clear and we have many different brands like Vogue, Versace and Tiffany & Co which offer different styles in these types of colours.
3. What is your current role and main responsibilities?
I'm Kylie, I have been the store manager of the OPSM Caloundra Stockland Shopping Centre since 2013 and the main objective of my job is to make sure our customer's are happy with their eye wear and the eye care service we provide.
4. What do you love most about your job?
The community spirit, seeing our regulars and our locals. Knowing our customer's names and greeting them as they pass by our store. Knowing that a pair of glasses we supply can make a world of difference to someone's everyday life.
5. What are some of your favourite stores in your Stockland centre?
I'm a Kmart addict through and through!
I go in there to buy one thing and always come out with several different things!
6. How have you coped with COVID-19 and what are you looking forward to?
We have been fortunate enough to trade and continue to help our community and essential workers with their eye wear and eye care needs throughout these last few months and it has been strange, challenging and rewarding all at the same time.
I look forward to seeing all those people we have assisted again when they're next due for their eye tests and reminiscing about these times!
If you’d like to read more about your most-loved retailers, their products, and the faces behind the businesses, click through to the Retailer Stories page on our Belong hub. There are plenty of stories to share!