by Josh Barrie
Flying Tiger, the quirky high street retailer that sells everything from stationery to foot massage mats, salad forks to storage containers, has launched a January sale.
The Danish brand, which has 99 stores in the UK – and hundreds across Europe – has reduced all product prices to £2 until Sunday 20 January.
It means the likes of magic bean plants in tin cans will be £2, as will mugs with holes in the bottom for biscuits. Flying Tiger specialises in things “you didn’t know existed”. Whether you need them is up to you.
Everything will be £2
According to reports, pretty much everything will be included in the sale, though we imagine there’ll be a few exceptions, because there always are with these things.
A spokesperson for the intu Chapefield store said, “It is happening nationwide and everything in store will go down to £2 or less.
“It is something they do in Denmark and now we are trialling it as well and are expecting it to be popular.”
While many items won’t be a great deal less than their original price, a pop-up football goal will be down from £20, a cake stand will be reduced from £4, an inflatable punch bag is down from £8, and dozens of soft toys will be more than half price.
Nearly 100 UK stores
According to the company’s founder, Flying Tiger had around 39 million customers in 2014. The first store was opened by Lennart Lajboschitz in Copenhagen in 1995, but it now has more branches in the UK than in its native Denmark.
Flying Tiger launched in the UK in Basingstoke in 2005. In 2012, EQT Partners acquired a 70 per cent stake in the chain. There are currently plans for an expansion into the US.
The sale may not be all that enticing a prospect for some, given Flying Tiger stocks items more suitable to Christmas titbits than general practicality. But we imagine the January push will prove popular given prices are only double those of Poundland during the sales period.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, inews