Today’s post brings my monthly Pandora news round-up, featuring all that’s coming up for September 2016! This round up is a little late, as I was pretty busy last week putting together the Autumn 2016 launch posts and replying to comments – so apologies for that! But, nevertheless, today we have live shots of the upcoming Pudsey Bear 2016 charm, details on Pandora promotions for September and October, some gorgeous AW16 live shots and more. :D
Coming up on the blog this month are, of course, more reviews and hopefully some more previews/news posts as well. In addition to Autumn 2016 charm reviews, I’m also planning a belated review of the Pre-Autumn 2016 Koala Bear, which is not only a very cute charm but also a good demonstration of some of the ways in which Pandora’s style has been changing even over the past year. So look out for those this month! :)
In the meantime, read on to see a round-up of all the Pandora news for September!
Pandora Children in Need 2016 Launch
The only new product launching this month (as far as I’m aware) is the second UK-exclusive, limited-edition Pudsey Bear charm, which is due out on the 8th of September. It will be sold in aid of BBC Children in Need, the children’s charity, and retail for £40.
For more details about the charm and the charity, please see my original preview here. <3
In the meantime, a couple of stores accidentally sold the charm early and a few lucky collectors managed to get their hands on one already! Thanks to Sharon and Jamie, we have some truly adorable live shots of the new Pudsey bear:
As you can see, the charm comes with a special Children in Need certificate:
Pandora September Spend & Save Promotion for North America
The other big event of the month is undoubtedly the North American spend and save promotion, which will be running in the US and Canada from the 15th-18th September. This is replacing the usual September bracelet promo – Pandora NA keep experimenting with new promotion events, and it’ll be interesting to see if this one sticks. The free charm promo they tried last year seems to have been abandoned, so perhaps this one will be too.
I already posted the rules on my Promotions page a little while ago, but just to recap: the promo rules are as follows:-
For the US:
Spend $150 USD and save $50 on your bill; spend $350 USD and save $125 on your bill; spend $550 USD and save $225.
Spend $150 CAD and save $50 on your bill; spend $400 CAD and save $150 CAD on your bill; spend $650 CAD and save $250 CAD on your bill.
Pandora North America October Earring Event
I know that a ton of you were disappointed when the North American earring promo was cancelled earlier this year and replaced with the standard ring promo. However, I come bearing good news today – the earring promo is back on (as of right now) for next month!
The promo has changed a little bit from its original 3-for-2 format – it’s now going to be a free pair of earrings with any $100 USD Pandora purchase, which opens it up a little bit. You don’t just have to get earrings to get your free earrings, which for me personally makes it a bit more interesting!
Pandora Autumn 2016 Live Shots (yes, more of them!)
Next up, we have some extra Autumn 2016 live shots, with some beautifully crisp images of some of the new pieces. I know that the Autumn 2016 collection itself is out already, but personally I love looking through live shots and seeing images of the charms that other people have chosen from the new collection! :) With the spend & save promo coming up, some of these pictures might inspire you..!
One reader in particular asked me to find some live shots of the new Protection murano, which is only available in Europe (as far as I’m aware?). I love how vibrant the blue is in person, something you can really appreciate in these crisp live shots from Sharon and Eloïse:
Thanks to Sharon, we also have some great images of the new bracelets. My favourite of these is the new Pandora Rose heart-clasp bracelet (so, so pretty!):
You can see the new Floating Locket charm in action, with the heart petite that it comes with already swapped out for a different one:
Finally, one of the other pieces that I most adore is the Charming Owls. Look at how pretty the detailing is on those feathers!
If you’re hungry for more, or for live images of the Winter 2016 collection, please check out my AW16 live shots post here!
Pandora Fairytale Fish Update
The Russian-exclusive Fairytale Fish from the Pandora Autumn 2016 caused quite a splash when the first preview images of it came out, with a lot of collectors impressed by its whimsy and cute detailing. :D Unfortunately, this is proving to be a very difficult charm to get, even for people with a lot of connections in the Pandora world!
Things have been further complicated by the fact that many (if not all) Pandora stores in Russia have now decided to sell the Fairytale Fish as part of a bracelet gift set and not on its own. The fish and the regular, plain silver Pandora bracelet are available for 8,000 rubles. For more details and chit chat about the charm itself, please see my original preview here.
Good luck finding one, if you’re looking. :)
Pandora Textured Bracelet Update
In my most recent Autumn 2016 preview, I posted a picture of a mysterious new bracelet, which I’ve coined the ‘textured bracelet’ for now. Despite images of it being included in press packs and a set of campaign images for the Autumn 2016 collection, it didn’t actually get launched in any region for the Autumn release.
I’ve asked around and information suggests that this gorgeous piece has been pushed back to the Pandora Spring 2017 collection (it feels uber weird to be writing that already!). I’ll let you know if/when I find out more.
Of course, I’m excited for both the CIN charm and the North American promo – some careful spending planning is going to be required! I find this year’s Pudsey Bear even cuter than last year’s, and the use of enamel rather than coloured CZ for his bandanna is a choice I very much approve of. I haven’t quite worked out what I want for the spend and save promo; I may well just use the opportunity to get a bunch of the new Autumn charms, including the Charming Owls and maybe one or two of the new Essence beads…! Decisions, decisions!
I am trying my best to get hold of a Fairytale Fish from Russia, but it’s proving more difficult than I thought it would be. Perhaps it’s for the best anyway – what with the spend & save promo running this month, too, I certainly don’t need to add to my wish list! ;)
I haven’t heard anything more yet about a free bracelet promo for the UK, but rumour has it that we can expect one in October sometime. I will update the promos page if I hear anything concrete!
What are you looking forward to this month? Have you got your promo plans sorted?