WHAT began as a hobby for Gabrielle Nuich has now become her career.
The owner of The Picker Concept was crowned the Western Australia winner and second nationally in the Garage Sale Trail for having the best stall.
The Fremantle local business owner said her business had grown organically.
“Growing up in a household where vintage pieces were really valued for their craftsmanship, quality and the story behind it, its kind of something I did intuitively,” she said.
“Originally when I started I was operating from home but that kind of took over the entire house, it kept building and growing and I was search for the perfect space and this was one popped up.
“Going and moving in leaps and bounds, I did my first international order the other day.”
For Ms Nuich, it was her fifth year of the Garage Trail and she said she loved it because it really promoted sustainability.
“Its changing the conversation with the fact we don’t need to buy everything new all the time and overwhelm consumers with whatever the next trend is,” she said.
“It was a really good way to meet people; it’s just this sense of community you get from doing the event like the garage trail I haven’t found it from doing things elsewhere.
“It was really overwhelming I didn’t think I was going to win it, I had no words I was so excited.”
The Picker Concept sells a range of homewares, furniture, vintage books and cameras from the 1920s to 1970s.