Say Hello To Theo Papoulis From Aussie Mocks

06 Jan 2017

Say hello to Theo Papoulis from Aussie Mocks, one of The Glen’s longest serving retailers.

Theo has been trading at The Glen for over 22 years, starting back in 1994 with his original business, Male Directions, which offered middle to upmarket menswear. Having worked in retail for over 50 years, Theo’s passion for the industry has taken him through various roles from marketing management to product management, and now, business ownership at Aussie Mocks.

Aussie Mocks has been trading at The Glen since 1994, and was taken over by Theo in 2008, maintaining its independent ownership. The store stocks a range of high quality, sheep skin footwear for men, women and children in various styles including: high, mid and low cut ugg boots, moccasins and slippers; as well as baby and floor rugs. Most of the wool is sourced locally from around Australia, with the majority of Aussie Mocks’ products being made right here in Melbourne.

Theo’s favourite part about owning his own business is being a hands-on operator, which gives him the opportunity to deal directly with customers and giving them a personalised service. “Working as a small business owner means you interact with your customer directly and they become a mate, not a number. My customers come from all over Melbourne, and even Sydney and Brisbane, to say hello and purchase my products, and it’s been fantastic getting to know each and every one of them”.  

So the next time you’re at The Glen, be sure to visit Theo and his wife Anna at Aussie Mocks, just outside Target on level two, and come say hello.