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July

Well all good things must come to an end!  Sadly our trip to France is almost over, it has been a most wonderful time reconnecting with our wonderful spot in Drôme.  Now we are getting ready to pack our bags and close up our darling wee house in France and head back to Sydney.

The good news regarding baskets is the new container is now on it’s way, however we don’t have an ETA on the arrival date – probably some time in September.  We will back and be getting right back into markets and preparation for  Life Instyle Melbourne.

Wholesales

2 duck trading  will be attending Life Instyle Melbourne at the end of July. Find us at Stand 2126 in the glorious Royal Exhibition building from Thursday 28th – Sunday 31st July. Here is a sneak peak of what is coming. So cute.

 

Baskets of the Month

Even though it is the winter months, a basket is still the perfect accessory for shopping and collecting your fresh produce. The buckle basket is ideal  as a daily tote or carry all. Pop over to Our Shop page to see this and all our other baskets. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/classic-trim-basket-with-buckle/

 

Markets

 

 We return to  Carriageworks Farmer Markets 23rd July.  Then from August we will be coming to Carriageworks every 1st and 3rd Saturday  starting Saturday 6th  August.

Find us  back at Cambridge markets EQ from Saturday 16th July.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby  –   We return Sunday 10th July just in time to celebrate Bastille day and the Fête Nationale.

 

See you very soon x

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April

Incredible that we are almost at Easter and Autumn has well and truly arrived. Sadly, our most favourite Easter market the Burrawang Village Fair had to be cancelled due to the heavy rains making the roads and parking area in the village unusable. We had been so looking forward to this event.  On the very bright side for us, at 2 duck, we will shortly be off  to France and our little house for a much anticipated reunion.

We are away for an extended period and will be back early July.  We hope our new shipment of baskets won’t be too much after us in August. Follow our instagram or facebook page for tidbits of our travels. We have a full unpack of the house after the renovations and mountains of indoors and outdoor jobs to do.

Our online store will be operating while we are away, but we won’t be able to process wholesale orders.

Wholesales

For wholesales and our stockists. We will be attending Life Instyle Melbourne at the end of July.

Baskets of the Month

You can’t beat a classic!  Our classic market basket it just that.  A perfect size for market shopping or a weekend away. The basket has a woven base for additional strength and stability. The thick leather handles are comfy and perfect to pop over the shoulders. What is not to like.  Click to this and other  baskets https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/classic-market-basket-with-thick-long-handles/

Markets

 

 We are at Carriageworks Farmer Markets Saturday 9th July. To celebrate our trip to France we are having another warehouse sale. There will be great reductions on all baskets.  We will return to the market 23rd July.

Find us  Saturday 9th April at Cambridge Markets EQ from 8am to 2pm.  We will return Saturday 16th July.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby will be our last market until July will be on Sunday 10th April.   We return Sunday 10th July just in time to celebrate Bastille day and the Fête Nationale.

 

 

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Marching along!

March is almost upon us! Our most unusual summer is drawing to a close and we are heading into  Autumn and harvest times.  Our basket of the month is perfect for those great trips to the market.

We have a few special events coming up in March and then look forward to heading to Burrawang for the famous Easter market in April. What a joy it will be to be back at that great event.

Baskets of the Month

 This is the most enduring classic style in our range. The short handle leather trim basket! Seen all the markets in France. This is a perfect market shopper. An excellent size to fill with produce, a baguette or two and of course some flowers. Find this and all our other baskets over on the shop.  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/medium-classic-trim-basket-short-handle/   

Wholesales

We have almost finalised our new collection for Spring/ Summer 22 and we expect to have new container of baskets mid year. Until then we still have a great range of baskets available.  To contact us for all wholesale info click  https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/   We will be heading to France late April to early July and the office will be closed during this time,  so to be ready we encourage you to make orders to cover this time. 

Markets

 We are at Carriageworks Farmer markets every  2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.  For March this will be Saturdays 12th and 26th. The farmers market is on from 8am to 1pm every Saturday. Watch out for a few specials each Saturday as we clear our imperfect stock.

Find us every Saturday under the brand new market canopy at Cambridge Markets EQ from 8am to 2pm.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby is on  every 2nd and 4th Sunday at Laurelbank House in Willoughby.  For the month of  March – 13th and 27th. Come and see us for  all our French treats, baskets and our great collection of St James stripy tops. With the Autumnal weather come the long sleeve Minquier modern tops are perfect.

 

Special events for March

A Day of Beautiful Things

2 duck trading will be joining A Day of Beautiful Things on:

Thursday 3rd March in Rose Bay at the Easts Rugby Club Rooms O’Sullivan Road from 10.00 – 4pm

Thursday 10th March in Lane Cove at Lane Cove Golf Club, 180 River Road. from 10.00 – 4pm.

This is a special shopping day with a mix of:

CAPES, PASHMINA SHAWLS, Cashmere gowns, STYLISH HANDBAGS, ONE OF A KIND JEWELLERY,  CREATIVE HOMEWARES, IRONING BOARD COVERS, FRENCH MARKET BASKETS & TABLE LINENS and raffia hats.

Up and coming:

Sadly canceled due to the  weather conditions damaging the parking facilities and roads in the village.
Burrawang Easter Fair Saturday 16th April, Burrawang Village.   Fingers crossed for 2023.
Happy days from 2 duck
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December!

We welcome December, the cherry season and so much that is festive in our lives!   It is a true joy that we have got to this time of the year and we are have been so busy with markets, onlines and wholesales.

There  are still many great events and shopping opportunities to be had in December this year for your festive shopping.  Also from today until December 13th – all baskets ordered online will be sent EXPRESS to make sure they make it in time.

Stop press: we have just extended our Express Post offer until Monday 20th. A huge big thank you to all those who have supported us at 2 duck trading co this year.

 

 

Baskets of the Month

Our adorable open weave baskets are just so fun and make the best little hamper baskets.  Available in three sizes – you can see them over on our shop page.  Hand woven from the fibre from large palm trees near the desert in Marrakech,  these baskets are in the beautiful blond coloured palm leaf.  They have a short real leather handle, stand well for use around the house or great as a basket filled with seasonal gifts. Find them on our shop page. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/open-weave-basket-medium/

 

Markets

We will be at Carriageworks Farmers market on every Saturday in December,  from 8am to 1pm.

Also the Carriageworks Christmas Twilight market on Wednesday 22nd December from 4-9pm. in addition to our great baskets we will also have some of our fantastic French table linen, table cloths, runners, tea towels   at the Xmas  market too.Find us every Saturday in December at Cambridge markets EQ,  with our full range of baskets, hats, St James tops, French festive foods and more.   Remember if you want to order foie gras, duck confit please get in touch via the contact page  with your requests. https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

 

Get ready for this great shopping event on Sunday 5th December  for everything festive and Christmas focused. Over 150 stalls ready to help you get ready for Xmas.  https://www.facebook.com/cambridgemarketssydney

 

We are delighted to have two  Le Marche -Willoughby markets prior to Christmas.  Find us on the regular Sunday 12th December and an extra special additional market on the 19th December to make sure you have everything you need to celebrate the French way. We will have good supplies of pates, rillette’s and foie gras.

Festive joy to you all x

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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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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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October

New Stock

Well the trials and tribulations of importing really aren’t for the faint hearted!  After getting super excited about welcoming our new stock in late Sept/early October we were devastated to hear that our shipment is caught up in the current trouble at Port Sydney. So instead of getting it this week we are now waiting until late October. The container is taking a detour to Adelaide and Melbourne before getting to Sydney.  It is so frustrating but as there is nothing we can do I must just get on as best as I can. Breathe.

Wholesales

I have now put all the coming styles available on the wholesale page. https://2ducktrading.com.au/wholesale-2020/ I am taking back orders so that when the new baskets do come, I can be ready to get them out asap!!  Contact us if you haven’t got the code to access the wholesale section.

 

Basket of the Month

Our large round basket with short handles is so much fun and perfect for a day at the beach or pool!  Woven in the classic palm leaf with a short palm leaf handle it is a great style and totally sustainable. Check out this basket and our others over at the shop.  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/large-round-basket/

 

Markets

This month find us at: We are at Cambridge markets EQ every Saturday during October.  From 8am to 2pm in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter.

This month we are at Carriageworks Farmers market Saturday 10th and 24th October from 8am to 1pm.

 

We will be at Le Marche at Club Willoughby, Crabbes Avenue  both  Sunday 11th and 25th October.

 

A day of beautiful things–  Thursday 29th October East rugby Club O’Sullivan Road Bellevue Hill. Pashmina’s, leather hand bags, jewellery and us. From 10 til 4pm.

 

 

Take care and keep safe