Today’s post brings a Pandora AW17 update, with a further look at the Pandora Pre-Autumn 2017 collection! I first posted about this little release back in March, but I now have some additional pictures of some fabric friendship bracelets that we haven’t seen before, plus names & prices of the new charms. :D
The theme of this collection is friendship, and it’s scheduled to come out on the 20th July – just a couple of weeks before friendship day, which is on 6th August this year.
Pandora Pre-Autumn 2017 Collection
The new friendship bracelets come in six colours, and are designed to hold 3-4 charms each. They’re made from polyester, with a little silver heart clasp, and are refreshingly affordable at $35 USD or $40 CAD each.
The charms you’ve seen before, but I’m posting them again with their names and North American prices! Plus, these are the ones that are definitely confirmed as coming out in the US and Canada – there were rumours that we might see engravable charms, a Mickey Yin/Yang bead and some new muranos also coming out with this release, but they didn’t appear in the most recent North American catalogue I’ve seen.
There are two main themes to this collection, and the first set of beads all centre around the idea of friendship. The Heart Bond clip will retail for $54 USD or $50 CAD.
The Best Buddies charm is plain silver, and a more affordable version of the existing two-tone Bear Hug charm; this new version is priced at $35 USD or $40 CAD.
The Loving Ties will retail for $65 USD or $75 CAD.
The Girlfriend bead will be $45 USD or $50 CAD.
The Devoted Heart will be $60 USD or $70 CAD. The inscription reads You make my heart smile. The pink does look quite vibrant here, but remember that it’ll be mostly peeking out from behind the silver heart overlaying it! The Friendship Star charm retails at the same RRP of $60 USD or $70 USD, and offers up the inscription My friend a star.
Finally for love and friendship charms, we have the Hearts of Friendship heart charm – this is intended to be split with a friend, with each of you wearing a piece. I do love the original butterfly friendship charm that Pandora did, so I have slightly mixed feelings about this new one! It’s also pricier at $65 USD or $75 CAD.
The next series of charms are fun and bright, and are themed around a girls’ night out. The bright enamels also put me in mind of fun nights on holiday, and some of these would look great with the brighter summer 2017 enamels, too!
This Red Stiletto is quite a vampy little charm, but rather fun nevertheless – it’s priced at $40 USD or $45 CAD. I can’t quite picture how I’d style it though! It would go well, however, with this next bead – the Glamour Trio. It’s priced at $50 USD or $55 CAD, and includes a miniature shoe, lipstick and LBD. The Fruity Cocktail is maybe my favourite of this selection – I love the pink and orange together, it reminds me of a delicious fruit smoothie. It’s retailing for $45 USD or $50 CAD. I could picture it looking great on its own on that new black fabric cord bracelet.
The Celebration Time champagne bottle has a cute little red heart, and is priced at $50 USD or $55 CAD. The Clutch Bag is priced at $45 USD or $50 CAD.
As I said in my previous post, I’m not sure that the charms in this collection are exactly my cup of tea – I really like the little silver bear design, but I have the two-tone Bear Hug already, so I don’t think I’ll be getting the silver as well. However, I really like the new friendship fabric bracelets – they look a bit sturdier than the old multi-strand fabric cords that they released before, and the little petite silver heart clasps are adorable! They’d be so fun and easy to style for summer – I can see them looking nice with maybe just one clip in the centre, or with a focal dangle, bracketed by spacers or silicone clips.
What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of the new bracelets?