The Picker Concept
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FAQ

  1. What is it that you do?
    We sell beautiful, unique vintage pieces online through our Etsy store, as well as curate and run beautiful bespoke weddings and events in Perth, WA.

  2. Why do you have a shop AND an events business?
    For us, the two often work hand in hand. A lot of the vintage items we source and sell are used in events and weddings, and we also hire items through the shop to those who can't afford to buy them for one day. Also, one of the keystones of our business is creativity, and events allow us a creative outlet where we can share our love for nostalgia and vintage in a new way.

  3. Can I arrange to come via your studio to do a spot of shopping?
    Absolutely! At the moment we are only open by appointment, but booking is super easy. Simply go to our book now page to peruse the days/times we have available and book a time that suits you.

  4. Do you just sell items via Etsy?
    No - we attend various vintage markets around Perth, we host open house sales where we open our studio to our old & new customers, and we also will be holding the occasional cheeky Facebook sale exclusively for our followers. We are also hoping to open up a few pop up shops in the near future.

  5. Do you still offer local pick up for purchases?
    Yes! If you would like to pick up items from our studio set up in O’Connor, please message us or check our booking availability via the book now page to arrange a time and we will waive the postage fee.

  6. Where do you source your items from?
    We pick them from all over! Swap meets, garage sales, deceased estates, auctions, the verge, Op shops, house clearances. The sources are endless, and sometimes you find a wealth of treasure whilst other times you find yourself constantly coming up empty.

  7. Why secondhand and vintage?
    We have nothing against new products, especially items that are made in Australia and sourced ethically. There are some absolutely beautiful, modern, new homewares created by talented Australian creatives that we love! We just find that secondhand and vintage pieces have a lot of soul - we love the stories that each piece tells, and find ourselves wondering about the lives the previous owners lived. There is something pretty wonderful about the character a vintage piece has. Also, vintage and antique pieces of furniture have generally been built to last! They aren't designed to break after a couple of years, and with minimal care and a creative eye they are pieces that can be used for 50-60 years to come. This is a much more sustainable way to live, not to mention a much more personable way to live.

  8. I'm interested in learning more about your events packages - what do I do?
    If you send us an email, we will arrange a time to have a free consultation with you about your event where we can customise a package based on your needs. We know that every event is unique, and so the fee structure can vary from event to event depending on the services you need.

  9. What events experience do you have?
    I started working in the weddings & events industry over 10 years ago, and I just fell in love. I have worked in venues throughout Perth starting out in the Swan Valley, and have worked in every aspect of events - from catering, waitressing, and bartending to styling, events management, on site coordination and venue management. This has given me a unique outlook on events, and allows me to look at an event from a wide range of perspectives to ensure that every aspect runs smoothly.

 

Have any other questions? Please get in touch, we would love to chat to you.