MAKING ROOM: Lucille Jensen is preparing to relocate her store Pink Poppies.
MAKING ROOM: Lucille Jensen is preparing to relocate her store Pink Poppies. Liana Walker

Pink Poppies outgrows its Maryland St home

BUSINESSES in Stanthorpe have been playing musical chairs. As Brinx Deli moves out of 149 High St, Pink Poppies owner Lucille Jensen prepares to take its place.

The store has been on Maryland St for the past 10 years but with the business expanding its product range the need for a larger space has become inevitable.

Mrs Jensen is excited to be stocking clothing from some of their suppliers including customer favourite Elk Accessories.

"They started with jewellery and then they did leather and now they do shoes and clothing. So they've expanded and most of their stock has continued to do that as well.''

Mrs Jensen said the store had a much different range when they first opened.

"Now we mostly focus on fashion accessories, so we sell a lot of handbags, wallets, scarves jewellery, a lot of kids gifts and just general gifting," she said.

"When we originally opened the store we didn't really have designs that we were going to sell so much jewellery and that's really what we sell the most of."

The business has always had a contemporary focus, with some of the fixtures and technology ahead of their time when they first opened.

"The whole idea of having a computerised system was all very new 10 years ago," Mrs Jensen said.

"People used to ask 'is this a chain of stores?' and I'd say 'no this is my own store' and they were quite blown away."

That contemporary feel will move to the new store along with some groovy new fixtures and an expanded product range.

"It's the same mix, just bigger."

The store at 19 Maryland St will close this Saturday and reopen at 149 High St on September 22. There will be a relocation sale starting today.

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