Mrs.Secondhand was started by Tracey 11 years ago and was started under the name of Melbourne Secondhand Goods in High Street Preston.
Back then “I was in my early 20’s (working in a management job) and just loved shopping for Nana things! However my impression of the trade back then were the second-hand dealers seemed to be grumpy old men, ladies that had problems with hoarding, those more interested in displaying their wares rather than selling. I also had a few dealers come to my house to buy some of my things and was shocked how rude they were. I decided I could make the buying and selling experience so much better… and we did and still do!
After 1 shop, 3 warehouses moves later and the business has evolved according to the ever-changing trends. I still have customers shop from me from the early days and always look forward to the new ones I meet. I also have a great team that are now like family and become friends with many of our customers … it’s a nice place to work and shop.
Long gone are the days behind a counter waiting for the next buyer come in however we still like to give that old fashion friendly service.
Mrs.Secondhand online stores sell Global and our Warehouse Store buys/sells Local … it’s a good combination. Just the way we and our customers like it.