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Shopportunity Knocks Perth

Hello! Welcome to Shopportunity Knocks - my love project with 2nd hand designer fashion.


I'm Julie.


Initially, my love affair was with Op Shopping or "thrifting".I started op-shopping for two reasons:

1) I was on a tight budget and

2) it was super fun and I quickly became addicted to “the thrill of the thrift”!

I was finding items that I knew to be of good value: well made and in excellent condition by brands that I have often coveted but never been able to afford. Sure, there was some (ok, a LOT) of tat through which to sift, but when I came up with the gold, boy oh BOY, was there a “EUREKA” ringing in my ears!


I wasn't even aware of any secondhand designer consignment boutiques at the time. My only experience was with charity op-shops - Salvos, Vinnies et al. The first fortuitous foray into the world of quality pre-loved stores was the brilliant Mercado 32 - a store that will feature on our tour, even today. Once I fell down that particular rabbit hole, there was no going back. I now had access to the whole spectrum of fashion that I loved at a price I could afford without compromising on quality or longevity. I was hooked.


I dedicated 2016 to be my “year of thrift” where 95% of all my purchases were secondhand. I documented my purchases and styled outfits on my Instagram page @mythriftshift. Gradually, a worldwide community of like-minded fashionistas opened itself to me, full of support when I had a win, commiserations when I didn't and motivation to keep ploughing forward until I arrived at the notion of sharing my lifestyle on the Shopportunity Knocks tour.



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