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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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Time to share the love!

 

February the month of lovers and love. We are pretty keen on that at 2 duck, as we love what we do and also like to share the love.  There is never enough baskets right??   You will be able to find us back at the markets in February and also online. We are getting the year off to a great start after a mix of staycationing and some time away.  This year holds a lot of promise including a long awaited trip to our little house in France but before then it is time to get down to business and enjoy the rest of summer.

 

Baskets of the Month

Gold gold gold – showing the love with the heart sequin basket which you can find at the markets or over on the 2 duck shop. This is our ever popular double handle classic basket with a gold sequin heart.  Perfect to show the love. Find it here –   https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/gold-heart/

Wholesales

We have begun the fun process of planning and choosing our new collection for Spring/ Summer 22 and we hope all going well we will have new container of baskets later this 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/   As we will be heading to France late April to early July, the office will be closed during that time so we encourage you to make orders to cover this time. 

Markets

We return to  Carriageworks Farmer markets on our usual cycle of  2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.  For February this will be Saturdays 12th and 26th. The market is on from 8am to 1pm every Saturday. Watch out for a few specials each Saturday.

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

 

Le Marche – Willoughby  operates every 2nd and 4th Sunday at Laurelbank House in Willoughby. Come and see us for  all our French treats, baskets and our great collection of St James stripy tops.

 

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Here comes 2022

And just like that we are  waving good bye to another year and by in large I am happy to do so!

It is my dearest wish that 2022 will be one that is less troubled and calmer than what we have experienced to date.  At  2 duck trading we are taking short breaks over the the coming weeks before we resume the markets later in January. We will be posting online orders from 4th Jan again when the post offices reopen and then intermittently every few days thereafter.  We may take a few more days off in January but will keep you posted. Wholesales also resume once Aramex starting picking up again.

Office closed Monday 17th to Friday 21st Jan. All orders sent 24th Jan

We wish all our dear friends and baskets lovers the most happy and safe New Year and hope that there are some safe celebrations as we see the new year in.

Whilst I know that the city of lights has postponed much of their festivities it is alway a joy to behold Le Tour and imagine her in full celebration.  Happy New Year.

Baskets of the Month

The large open weave trim basket with short leather handles. This is a fantastic basket for summer living.  It will go to the beach, a picnic, be perfect for a weekend away. Woven in firmer open weave style this baskets holds it’s shape and form for many years. With a leather bound trim and corners it is stylish and strong. Image from Cedar Cicada Mudgee. See this and all the baskets in the open weave rectangle  family – https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/leather-trim-open-weave-rectangle-large/

Markets

We return to Carriageworks Farmers market on Saturday 22nd January with a fabulous warehouse sale.  This will a huge mix of all the classic baskets plus some other samples and seconds.  Not to be missed. For February we will be there the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

We return late January (date to be confirmed). With a brand new market canopy finished and the site renovated.

 

 

Le Marche – Willoughby will operate exceptionally on Sunday 30th January  for all our French treats and then return to our normal rhythm of 2nd and 4th Sunday.

 

Take care in these challenging days and stay safe and well.

 

Miriam x

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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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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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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.