Laura Timberlake, A Little Boutique Near Home – Garage Sale Trail Ambassador

Laura Timberlake


What’s your name and where are you from?

Laura Timberlake, Melbourne

Why are you excited to be a Garage Sale Trail ambassador?

I love to help spread the word about alternative shopping methods. Shopping at garage sales, markets and op shops is so much more fun than at retail stores!

What’s the best thing about garage sales? 

Every shopping trip is an adventure – you never know what you’ll find.

What’s the best thing you’ve ever bought at a garage sale?

A Gucci bag for $30.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen for sale at a garage sale?

I saw an amazing antique adult tricycle once. I always thought that would be such a unique way to get around.

What would be your dream garage sale find?

A Chanel bag.

Who would be in your dream garage band?

My best friends.

What’s the most treasured possession in your garage?

My slow cooker (I have minimal shelving space in the kitchen).

Whose second-hand shoes would you most like to walk in?

Audrey Hepburn. She had amazing style.

What’s your best tip for ‘garage sale etiquette?’

Be polite if you plan to bargain.

What’s your top sustainability tip?

I try and buy most of my clothing second hand. I urge other people to do the same, because it is a great way to recycle and give something old a new lease on life. Less landfill, more recycling!