After my post about Tiger Store’s TN covers containing 3 inserts for a grand total of $2.95/€2.50, I received quite a few email and Facebook questions asking for more information about Tiger Stores and about these notebooks.
Flying Tiger Copenhagen (until June 2016 also known as TGR or Tiger Store) is a Danish company making cheap but well designed items for your home. They do not have an online shop, but in their stores all over the world (see link above to see if they have stores in your country) they sell:
- beauty products
- food and drink
- other (phone chargers, wallets, handbags etc).
Below is part of the stationery section in the TGR shop near where I work.
In this shop I also found two more varieties of the TN cover I saw yesterday – this time black and white diagonal stripes with yellow elastics and green with dark coral elastics. I think the black and white one will hold up the best of all of them because it won’t show scuffs and bumps. The elastics holding the notebooks thread through metal eyelets so there will be no wear on the holes and the covers are glossy so they will repel water and dirt. As with all the others, each one comes with two very nice notebooks and a kraft folder with a flap and a slip pocket.
I bought one of each variation – mainly because I love the inserts. I use tiny grid and lined notebooks most of all, and these have one of each plus a matching folder with pockets – all at a fantastic price. The covers should wear like a regular cardboard covered notebook and they have a plush interior which means the notebooks are protected.
Turnover is very high so Tiger often have whole new ranges of notebooks every ten days. At the moment they have some fantastic A5 Kraft paper notebooks that would fit perfectly in A5 TN covers. Most cost about $1.50/€1.50. You will see from the photograph that there are often erasers/pencils/bags/pencil cases/glue/storage to match the notebooks.
There is a collaboration at the moment with British artist David Shrigley and the bags in that series are flying off the shelves. I saw three within ten minutes today. I only realised where they had come from because I saw them in the shop just before I saw people carrying them on my train. They looked so cool!