Today’s post brings my monthly Pandora news round-up, featuring all the details on what’s coming up for October 2015! Included this month are live shots and more details on the upcoming Pandora Winter 2015 collection, an update on the limited edition Pandora bangle for Breast Cancer Awareness 2015, and some other little tidbits of news!
This is a pretty full round-up this month, as there’s lots going on! ^^ Coming up on the blog this month are more Autumn 2015 reviews (my haul from the recent Pandora charm promo in North America arrived!) and possibly some inspiration for Halloween as well. :D
Pandora Pudsey Children in Need Charm Release
Pandora’s limited edition Pudsey charm will be available in the UK from the 5th of October, and will be sold in aid of the BBC-sponsored charity Children in Need until it airs in November. The charm is a cute representation of the charity’s teddy bear mascot, who has a multi-coloured bandage across one eye.
For more live shots and additional details about this release, please see my detailed preview here!
Pandora Winter 2015 Collection Release
The biggest event of the month is undoubtedly Pandora’s last collection launch for this year: the Pandora Winter 2015 collection. Entitled Crystallised Embellishments, this collection features a mixture of icy wintry motifs, cute pearls and ribbons and some bright pops of festive colour! The collection is due out worldwide on the 29th of October. For a full preview and live shots, please have a browse through the Pandora Winter 2015 tag. :)
I went digging recently and also found a few new live shots of the upcoming pieces, and please credit their respective owners if you are sharing them. I particularly love the look of the new Holly murano, and I’m rather excited to be starting my first dedicated Christmas bracelet this season!
In addition to the regular Winter 2015 release, there will be new Disney pieces out at the end of the month, including a set of Princess Jasmine inspired charms for Pandora concept stores, and some Disney Park exclusives, as well.
Pandora Disney Chef Mickey Release
This is a quick update to let you know that the Chef Mickey charm from the Pandora Disney Parks AW15 collection is now out, and available both online from the Disney store and in Disney Parks locations. It is priced at $65 USD and has been released ahead of the rest of the collection in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (spot the ’20’ on Mickey’s hat?).
I have to say, this one looks so cute on a closer look, which is funny as I didn’t really notice it from the initial preview pictures! I have no idea how I’d use it, but it’s rather tempting.
Pandora Promotions for October 2015
There are a few promotions running this month, and I’ve collated the ones I’m aware of here:
- For North America, the 3 for 2 rings promotion will run until the 25th of October. For more details, please see my post here!
- In the UK, tomorrow is the last day for the free bracelet promotion! Spend £125 and receive a free silver bracelet. For more details, please see my post here.
Additionally, the limited edition Pandora breast cancer awareness bangle is now available in Australia until the 31st of October, where it is retailing for $99 AUD. The bangle features the pink BCA ribbon on both sides of the clasp (no Pandora logo on either side), and 30% of each sale will go to Breast Cancer Research.
This bangle is also available in some European countries, including Spain, Greece and France – please double check with your local stores for individual availability!
Pandora Australia eStore Opens
Our final item of news is for Pandora fans in Australia – finally, Pandora have opened an official eStore for Australia! This follows the recent establishment of an eStore for the US earlier this year.
This does seem to mean, however, that existing Australian online retailers such as Charm Me have lost their contract. Pandora list their own eStore as the only official Australian online retailer. This does not affect New Zealand, however.
I’m very excited for the launch of the Winter 2015 collection at the end of the month, as I have my eye on a few of the new Christmas beads and the Dainty Bow pieces for my upcoming festive bracelet design, which will feature a traditional red & green colour scheme. :D Consequently, I’ll be attempting to save my Pandora funds until then. ;) I will, however, be making an exception for the LE Pudsey charm as I am a big fan of the Children in Need appeal and you can expect a review of that soon after its launch! :)
What are you most looking forward to this month? Are you excited for the Winter collection’s launch?