The llama is leading the charge to knock unicorns off the top spot for must have accessories in 2019. It seems that flamingos have had their time as the novelty must have. At the moment, unicorns are leading the way.
This follows on from many other South-American-themed trends we?ve seen emerge. Cacti, flamingo and sugar skulls are all trends that have their roots in South America.
Following the introduction of the llama emoji in 2018, searches online for llama d?cor have increased 1094%.
leading retailers get on the llama trend
Asda and John Lewis have also got in on the llama trend.
Asda has recently launched a George range featuring the fluffy animals. Clothing, mugs, bedding, bags, stationery and even baby strollers feature in this range.
John Lewis had a whole Christmas range ? the Lima Llama selection featured in stores leading up to Christmas 2018.
Maybe it?s the colourful nature of llamas that has contributed to the rise in popularity. Llamas are usually featured in bright coloured prints, lending an element of fun to an accessory.
They?re also very child-friendly. The bright colours are exactly what children like. The fact llamas already look like a cuddly teddy means we?ve seen toy replicas created.
Llamas are sure to be on display in garden centres in the coming months. If we have a summer like the one we?ve had, garden centres and llamas are a perfect match.