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NEW stock for September

 

Wow in amongst so much difficult news, I am delighted that my new container has arrived and is being unpacked this week!  This arrival is ahead of schedule and we are so pleased that we have all our baskets available again.   It is always such a joy to change those “Out to stock” to “In stock”  Due to the crazy times we don’t have a huge range of new styles,  see below one of the new styles or pop over to the shop to see the rest.

We have put all the baskets back in stock over on our shop but may take a few days to fulfil orders whilst we are unpacking.

 

Baskets of the Month

Introducing the new Lace basket.  This is a medium sized classic basket with the addition of a deep lace woven top and long thick leather handles.  To see this and all our other baskets pop over to the shop https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/lace-basket/

 

 

Wholesale are now open!  We are delighted to present our full collection for this coming Spring and Summer.  If you don’t have our wholesale code please contact us via the contact page https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/   Don’t delay in placing your wholesale orders, even for later in the year, as some styles are very popular and we have limited numbers.

 

Markets

Markets we are still not back at the markets. Our return to the market is going to depend on NSW Health rules on non essential trade. We will be back as soon as we are able to trade. Please remember our wonderful markets are still trading for essential food services.   All our markets are doing an excellent job for safe trading and are an ideal place to go for food. If you shop there you will be supporting a small business too.

Our markets are Covid safe. They are  Cambridge Markets EQ,  Carriageworks Farmers market and  Le Marché-Willoughby.  We really hope that we will be back at the markets in October.

 

Stay safe and well xx

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August and still in lockdown!

Hi all

I can’t really believe that I am writing that we are still in lockdown – but there it is! Then I chatted with my son in the UK and was reminded that they had over 4 months in confinement,  earlier this year, which certainly puts this into Sydney experience into perspective.  Here he is in the dead of winter with his new puppy and of course a basket. There is always a silver lining.

So we just have to keep plodding along. On the bright side the new shipment of baskets is getting so much closer.  They have left Singapore and are steaming their way to Sydney.  It will be such a pleasure to have all the baskets back in stock.

Baskets of the Month

We need a bit of fun and the promise of Spring coming soon! So here is our wonderful cherry basket!  Using the classic double handle strap basket the cherry basket has woollen cherries hand appliquéd onto the basket. Adorable. For this basket and more pop over to our shop page.     https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/cherry-basket/

 

 Whilst the decision to postpone our annual trade fair Life Instyle Melbourne, until next year, has now been taken (sad I was looking forward to our annual trip to Melbourne).  We will still be working on our wholesale offering.  Once the shipment is closer look out for updates. Our wholesale newsletter will start again shortly.  To join our wholesale newsletter sign up with our contact form. https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

Of course our wholesales are still available at this time.  If you don’t already have the code,  just send us a request so you can access the wholesale section.

Markets

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

All of our great markets are still operating for essential food services. It is wonderful that Le Marché-Willoughby will start back up this Sunday 8 August for a shop and go service. Cambridge Markets EQ and Carriageworks Farmers markets have continued to operate right throughout the lockdown.

 

Sending love, stay safe.

2 duck trading co

 

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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 early September.  The baskets are almost in Singapore at the moment.

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

2 duck trading co

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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