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July in lockdown

Well what can we say, now more than half the country is in lockdown.  Here in Sydney all of July will be spent that way.  We are staying confined as best as we can and popping out every couple of day to post online  and wholesale orders.  So posting days will vary but there won’t be more than a  2 day delay.  Please keep safe everyone. I have recently had a young family member in the UK have Covid and this is a terrible illness.

 

Thanks to everyone who bought a basket during our small EOFY / lockdown sale. Every online sale made such a difference during the beginning of the lock down  when we weren’t able to trade at our regular markets. When you visit the shop,  we still have a few baskets reduced as we start to get ready to welcome new stock. Fingers crossed it will be late August.  The baskets are somewhere between Morocco and Singapore.

Baskets of the Month

One of the most classic and enduring styles in our range, the classic leather trim basket with short handles!  Perfect for a dash to the markets to load up on essential food items.   See this basket and plenty of others over on our shop page https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/medium-classic-trim-basket-short-handle/

 

  Our wholesales are still available at this time,  just send us a request for the code to access the wholesale section. Whilst we are looking forward to our next shipment we still have plenty styles in stock.

 

Plastic Free July

A reminder too  that this is  Plastic Free July!  While we at 2 duck, have been living the plastic free ethos for many years with our environmentally friendly baskets  (there is nothing better),  we also have a range of additional bags to support your plastic free journey.   https://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/sustainable-bags/

Markets

Reminder: We are not at the markets during the stay at home orders but if you need anything – table lines, tea towels  or any of our great range not online just contact us via the contact page https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

 

Stay home and stay safe.

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EOFY/ Lockdown sale

 

Flash EOFY/ Lockdown sale  we have just popped a number of selected styles on a quick sale now extended til 9th July.   Pop over to the shop to have a look  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/market-basket/

As Sydney is in lockdown for the next two weeks we are unlikely to be doing any markets.  While we do think baskets are essential, we appreciate that people need to limited their outings to just the main 4 reasons.  All of our fantastic markets are still open with an excellent range of food items etc. So they are the perfect Covid safe way to shop.

Carriageworks Farmers market https://carriageworks.com.au/events/carriageworks-farmers-market/

Cambridge Markets https://cambridgemarkets.com.au

Le Marche Willoughby   https://www.facebook.com/Le-Marché-Willoughby-105184241289439/

 

Bastille Day events

Sadly our up and coming Bastille events and celebrations are postponed!  Please do check in for the new dates when we can trade again.

 

St James

To help you get in the French mood  we do have  plenty classic St James tops available over on the shop page. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/tshirts/

 

Plastic Free July

Please remember too,  that this is  Plastic Free July!  While we at 2 duck, have been living the plastic free ethos for many years with our environmentally friendly baskets  (there is nothing better),  we also have a range of additional bags to support your plastic free journey.   https://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/sustainable-bags/

 

 

We are open online and happy to be contacted about for any requests.

 

Keep safe and take care xx

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June wintery days are here

 

Who can believe that June is almost upon us, winter and nearly half of this crazy year in our lives. I can’t!  But the one thing I know about the middle of the year is the preparation to celebrate all things French. There are so many lovely French focused events on the horizon. So pop a few dates into your diary! Ours are below.

 

Stock update:  You may notice a few of our favourite baskets out of stock. The happy news is that our next shipment is just about to hit the high seas. The tricky part, is the totally unknown time it will take to get here. So once again we are crossing our fingers and hoping all goes smoothly. The life of an importer eh!!  Still have lots of great baskets left. Check out our basket of the month.

 

Baskets of the Month

Our jute covered baskets always have a wintery vibe for me – rustic, the classic shape, perfect for winter markets, with such a natural look.  This basket has the same hand woven nature of our other baskets with the addition of the jute covering. The handles are long, easy to pop over the shoulder and the leather trim adds a stylish finish plus additional strength and longevity. See this and our other baskets over on our shop https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/jute-basket-with-long-handles/

Markets

We are at Cambridge Markets EQ  every Wednesday and Saturday in June.  We are open from 8am to 2pm on market days. In addition to baskets we do have a fantastic selection of the St James tops,  gorgeous table linens, raffia hats and delicious French food – duck pates, duck confit, French cornichons and more.

 

Find us at Carriageworks Famers market on Saturdays 12th and 26th June. We are there every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. From 8am to 1pm.

 

We will be at Le Marché-Willoughby  Sunday 13th June. From 8am til 1pm.   Away 27th June for a little break.   Please note we are now trading in the new location at Laurelbank Cottage – corner Penshurst and Laurel Street, Willoughby.

 

Upcoming Events

In July we have the Bastille celebrations of all things French. Here are two for the calendar.

Bastille market in Bowral 4th July at Chevalier College,

Bastille market in Willoughby 11th July at Club Willoughby.

 

 

Well that is the latest from 2 duck xx

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Mother’s Day in May

Mother’s day is almost upon us and we just love to celebrate this most important day (even though every day should be Mother’s Day)

To cement the deal we are offering  FREE UPGRADES TO EXPRESS shipping from 28th April to 6th May as well!  At our markets we will be ready for Mother’s day and will be celebrating on the actual day at Le Marche-Willoughby.

 

Baskets of the Month

 

On top of this, our basket of the month,  is the classic basket with buckle and long comfy handles. This is every woman’s dream – a perfect every day tote for all the things we have to carry around. We are taking $10 off this basket until 6th of May too.  Pop on to our shop for this and other great baskets. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/classic-trim-basket-with-buckle/

Markets

We are at Cambridge Markets EQ  every Wednesday and Saturday in May, except Saturday 1st May. We are there from 8am to 2pm on market days.

 

Find us at Carriageworks Famers market on Saturdays 8th and 22nd May. We are there every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

 

We will be at Le Marché-Willoughby both Sunday 9th and 23rd May.       Please note we are now trading in the  new location at Laurelbank Cottage – corner Penshurst and Laurel Street, Willoughby.

 

Bonne fête de toutes les maman.

 love 2 duck xx

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Easter and April here we come!

The Easter break is upon us and so is the school holidays.  We are going to take a few days to do some road tripping into Victoria and hope to pop into some of our Victorian stockists on the way. The office will be closed from Tuesday 6th to Monday 12th April. All online orders will be posted when we return to the office on 12 April.

Baskets of the Month

Our reed baskets are a fun family of 3 baskets. Small, medium and large basket, all sold individually. The baskets are woven out of naturally occurring reed to make a more rigid style of basket. With handles long enough to go over the shoulder they make a perfect every day tote, office bag or hand bag.  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/reed-baskets/

Markets

We are at Cambridge markets EQ  every Wednesday and Saturday in April, except Wednesday 7th and 14th  April.  We will be trading on Easter Saturday for any last minute French holiday treats, table linens.

 

Find us at Carriageworks Famers market on Saturdays 10th and 24th April. We are there every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

 

We will be at Le Marché-Willoughby both Saturday 11th and 25 April.      Please note: for 25th April as the market will be on ANZAC day we will begin trading at 11am until 4pm.

 

2 duck xx

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March Autumn update

Here is our March update.  Autumn has arrived and this year is well underway!!

At this stage most of the major events that we would normally do, are not proceeding. Sadly for us there is no Burrawang market on Easter Saturday this year. Luckily our weekly markets continue to be going very well as shopper embrace the markets again.  We really hope that we see you at one of the markets some time soon.

As the season changes, remember, we have the fantastic St James stripy tops all over on our shop! Classic and comfy from French cotton. These gems are still made in  France and are so authentic. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/st-james-long-sleeve-minquier-top/

 

 

Basket of the Month

The pompom baskets are just the fun and bright tote that we need as we get ready to say good by to summer. The basket is a classic sized basket with multi coloured pompoms and long leather straps that swing easily over the shoulder. Perfect for shopping, going to the markets, those last beach days! Pop over to the shop to look at this basket or the rest of our range  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/pom-pom-basket/

 

Markets

We can be found at  Cambridge markets EQ every  Wednesday and Saturday in March.  Each market day from 8am to 2pm.

 

We are at the Carriageworks Farmers market on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month – this is 13th and 27th March. Each Saturday at the Carriageworks Precinct  from 8am to 1pm.

 

Also find us at Le Marche Club Willoughby  on Sunday’s  14th and 28th March from 8am to 1pm in Crabbes Ave Willoughby.

 

Merci

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2021 here we come!

Wishing everyone a sparkly New Year and and as much happiness and good health as possible. We are gently getting back into the year, keeping the online and wholesale clients stocked!   We are still happily supply our many wholesale clients and delighted that many of you already need a top up!

After the super busy month of December we start back at the markets in February.  We will be away from the office from the 15th Jan to 1st Feb planning a small road trip up the coast. Loaded with plenty of baskets for the beach. All online baskets sales will be posted after 1st February.

Basket of the Month

 

Introducing our new shoulder bag!  A fun woven bag with a lovely long leather strap to easily toss over your shoulder or wear messenger style. Great summer bag – see this and all our great baskets. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/leather-strap-shoulder-bag-with-buckle/

 

Markets

We start back at  Cambridge markets EQ on Wednesday 3rd  February then every Wednesday and  Saturday in February. Away exceptionally 24th February.

 

Find us at Carriageworks Farmers market from 13th February and then again on 27th Feb. From 8am to 1pm.

 

We will be back at Le Marche Willoughby  – February 14th from 8am to 1pm. Away 28th February.

 

Happy New Year and keep safe.

 

 

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Festive December

Wow what a difference a day makes – after sweltering through some unbelievable temperatures over the weekend I am finally getting some time at my computer to take stock and prepare for December!!

Since the baskets have arrived we have been inundated with orders and we are doing very best to get all wholesale and online orders out as fast as we can.  For December we will be sending all the online basket orders express to make sure they arrive in time.

 

  Remember for wholesales  just send us a request for the code to access the wholesale section.

Basket of the Month

 

 

Welcoming back to our very popular buckle basket after quite an absence!  A classic medium sized basket with super comfy long handles and a leather strap and buckle for a closing finish.  Shop for this basket or any other over at My Shop   https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/classic-trim-basket-with-buckle/

Markets

This month you can  find us at:

Find us at Cambridge market EQ, every Wednesday and Saturday until Wednesday 23rd December.  We will have plenty of baskets, plus fabulous table cloths, French food and much more. We are under the canopy in the showing at the Entertainment Quarter. 8am to 2pm.

 

For the month of December we will be at the Carriageworks  Farmers Market every Saturday –   5th, 12th and 19th December for plenty of basket cheer!   (Please note we won’t be there for the Christmas market)

The last regular Le Marche will be the 13th December.  At Club Willoughby from 8am to 1pm. We will have baskets,  table linen and our great pates and foie gras – everything for the festive season.

 

We will closing from Wednesday 23rd to 4th January – although our onlines will still be open on days that we can post parcels.

Happy Christmas and peaceful end to the year.

2 duck

 

 

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Baskets have arrived!

News flash 

Happy dancing here at 2 duck trading co – our new shipment has finally arrived and unpacked. So time to get ordering folks.  Pop over to the My Shop page. More styles will be added soon too – once we get the photos done.

Take care and keep safe.

 

 

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November update

Importing – an exercise in patience!  We are nearly there folks – the baskets have docked in Sydney and we are now only days away from them being delivered.  So happy to know they are in Sydney and not the high seas.

We are just dying to have all our favourites back in stock and see some of the new styles coming.

We will update the shopping website as soon as we know when we can supply the orders.  You can always message as well if you want to put in an order.

Wholesale

Wholesales:  the back orders are rolling in.  Contact us for the code to look at the wholesale styles if you are new to 2 duck baskets.

 

Whats coming!

Our fantastic rustic rectangle baskets will be back in three sizes.

Our double handle baskets!

Our favourite classic market basket with comfy thick long handles.

More photos to come too.

 

 

Markets

Find us every Saturday at Cambridge markets EQ, Entertainment Quarter from 8am to 2pm,  (Exceptionally we are away Saturday Saturday 7th November) then every Saturday until Xmas.

 

For November we will be there  Saturday 14th November and then every Saturday during December until Xmas.

 Our Sunday for November at Le Marche Willoughby is 22nd November,  (we are exceptionally away Sunday 8th Nov).

 

Special events

Popped Up at Kimo – Thursday 26th November. Our only country event this year!!

 

Bastille Market Australia  2 day festive shopping event Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th November at Club Willoughby Crabbes Ave.

 

Cambridge Market EQ Exceptional Christmas market  – Sunday 29th November in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter. 10-4pm.

Keep safe and see you at the markets.