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/
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
Find us at Cambridge marketEQ, 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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/
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.
We love Spring at 2 duck, it is perfect for baskets and the promise of warm weather, picnics, and all the things that baskets are meant for.
These days the outdoors is extra special. It is lovely to be out and about after being cooped up more than normal due to Covid 19.
It is with great pleasure that I can announce that by early October, we will have our full range of baskets back in stock. We really miss our classic baskets when they sell out. Due to the strangeness of the year we have concentrated our order on the very popular and classic styles. There will be plenty of our wonderful double handled baskets and the classic baskets with and without leather trim. We also welcome back our trim basket with the leather buckle too. Always a popular style.
We are thrilled to have an excellent stock of the fabulous baskets with the cherries too.
At this stage the shipment is due around the 6th October so we should have it through customs and quarantine with in a week. As soon as we are certain of the date we will update the website and let the shopping commence.
So until they arrive, it is business as usual for us and markets on Saturday!
Our single strap basket is beautiful size, at just a little smaller than our classic medium styles. They are great for carrying shopping for just one or two people. Coming with long leather strap handles, it swings easily over the shoulder as you head to the beach, the market or a picnic. This basket has an additional woven base to assist with stability, which makes it able to stand on its own when put down. A perfect everyday basket! Find this basket and others on the website: https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/single-strap-basket/
Markets Find us every Saturday at the Cambridge market EQ in Showring from 8am to 2pm.
We will be at Carriageworks Farmers market on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of September – Saturdays 12th and 26th Sept, from 8am to 1pm.
Le Marche Willoughby is a new produce market starting Sunday 13th September. It has a special accent on all things French plus plenty of local produce. It will run the 2nd and 4th Saturday every month. Located in the carpark at Club Willoughby – Crabbes Ave, from 8am to 1pm.
Wow who can believe that we are almost in August! We should be down in Melbourne at the August trade fairs and preparing for the coming busy season but this year has had other plans for us.
The best news of the week is that our new shipment will be here by mid September and we will have our full range of baskets back in stock! It is always so hard when the full collection becomes reduced and so great when we get the new delivery. I will keep you updated of the shipments progress! Happy dancing!!
In the mean time we still have plenty of baskets available. Check out this month’s basket. As I write today is the last day of plastic free July but lets keep up the good work and use the baskets and other sustainable products to help reduce our plastic use.
Great to be able to say we are now back at Cambridge market EQ every Saturday at the Entertainment Quarter in the showing from 8am to 2pm. See you there.
Also brilliant to say that Carriageworks Farmers market is restarting on the 8th August. We will be there for the reopening market. 8am to 1pm. We are planning a warehouse sale for the reopening. Yippee. We will also be there Saturday 22nd August too.
At 2 duck trading co we are a doing our best to be Covid Safe. We offer contactless payment, have hand sanitiser available, will maintain required social distancing and undertake not to come to the market if we are feeling unwell. Lets all keep safe.
Sadly the Bastille market at Club Willoughby has been postponed until 20th September. Due to the heighten issues in organising events at present a last minute decision was made to reschedule. Keeping everyone safe is our main priority!!
Well it is already July and that can only mean one thing – the annual Bastille celebrations. This year, as with everything, all the festivals are quite curtailed. So we are very lucky to have the Bastille Market at Club Willoughby on the 12 July. It’s going to be a full day of food, shopping, wine and more celebrating all things French. Situated in the car park of the Club Willoughby, Crabbes Ave. It will be an outdoor market with lots of space for everyone to enjoy safely. Can’t wait to see you all there.
Remember not only do we have the fantastic baskets perfect for any French celebration but we have a great range of the St James stripy Breton tops. Just to get into the look!
Now an annual event, the month of July is an opportunity to really look at our plastic use and our personnel commitment to reducing plastic and our carbon foot print. At 2 duck we do feel that the use of a basket is a perfect way to start reducing plastic usage. We are just back from the market and just loaded all our veggies in without additional plastic. Also we offer produce bags that assist with purchasing and sorting of your shopping. Get into it and stop single use plastics. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/reusable-produce-bags/