Mercedes Ash, 14, Madeline Hall, 14, Madeline O'OSullivan, 14, Madeline Stevens, 14, and Renee Wildman are enjoying the mid year sales at Stockland, Gladstone.
Mercedes Ash, 14, Madeline Hall, 14, Madeline O'OSullivan, 14, Madeline Stevens, 14, and Renee Wildman are enjoying the mid year sales at Stockland, Gladstone. Brenda Strong

Teens enjoy stocktake sales

LOCAL shoppers are heading to the strip malls and shopping centres for some retail therapy this week cashing in on the end of financial year bargains.

Stockland Gladstone and Goondoon St were lined with shoppers yesterday as the sales took off around town.

High school students Mercedes Ash, Madeline Hall, Madeline O’Sullivan, Madeline Stevens and Renee Wildman hit Stockland Gladstone yesterday, shopping for some much-needed winter gear.

The girls are all heading away for the Hockey State Championships and are stocking up on all the essentials including jumpers, thermals, shoes and hats.

Madeline O’Sullivan said she had noticed a lot of sales around town and had already been to Rockhampton for the best deals.

“I have noticed huge discounts on clothes in particular and I’ve been out of town and also looking online,” she said.

The girls all agreed school holidays were a great time to go shopping and even better that it was during the sales.

“I will even be coming back tomorrow,” Ms Stevens said.

To grab yourself a bargain head on down to Stockland Gladstone where the majority of shops are now starting their stocktakes and clearance sales in the run-up to the end of the financial year.