Rachel Moor was in the throes of a highly successful career in music television when she decided to step away from it all. Her longtime love of fashion was pulling her in another direction, and she simply had to see where it lead.
In the interview below, the Sydney woman shares how she altered her casual, money-making hobby into a slick online business.
Tell us about how Acey Acey boutique came about.
aceyacey.com.au is a curated preloved designer and vintage boutique. I sell on consignment for women anywhere and everywhere who want to recycle their designer and vintage gems. I have attracted celebrities and fashionistas wanting to recycle their wardrobes and I also have sourced designer and vintage pieces of my own from all over the globe.
Fashion has always been my passion for as long as I can remember. I studied textiles and design throughout my schooling and was a stylist in both music and television in the late 90s, early 2000s. That lead to an almost 20-year career as an executive producer in music television. This role took me around the world many times, meeting and interviewing some of the most fashion-forward and fashion conscious men and women. All the while I was searching and hunting for great pieces to add to my own wardrobe in my spare time.
I always played around with eBay as a hobby; buying and selling for a little extra cash to justify my love of fashion and shopping, and I thought this was a natural fit to pursue as my own business.
When saving for a trip to New York about five years back, I decided to have a play recycling some of my much-loved designer pieces with goal of affording an amazing Chloe bag with my recycled earnings. Not only did I get the bag but it paid for most of the trip, and just like that I found my business model for my next chapter!
A few years after this trip and some more freelancing in television I decided it was time to give my business idea a go. After a year in planning, I’ve now been open for two years.