Today’s post brings (on time, for once!) my monthly Pandora news round-up, featuring all the details on what’s coming up for July 2017 – and beyond!
We’ve got a lot going on this month, with the launch of the Pandora Pre-Autumn 2017 collection later on, the continuation of the summer sales, and the launch of various promos. :D I’ve also included a couple of extra sneak peeks, including some live shots and some teasers for the limited edition Black Friday and Children in Need charms for 2017!
Pandora Pre-Autumn 2017 Release
The biggest event of the month would be the launch of the Pandora Pre-Autumn 2017 collection on the 20th July worldwide. This year’s launch eschews any of the usual travel beads entirely and goes for friendship-themed beads and fabric bracelets. There are also some girls’ night out pieces that might be a good match for the brighter enamel Summer 2017 charms!
For a full preview, see my post here. My favourite of these is the little cocktail glass, but I’m not sure that anything from this collection is a must-have. I’d have preferred some more more travel beads – perhaps a cute collection of animals or cultural motifs. :)
New Unforgettable Moments pendants for the US
When Pandora want to produce a commemorative bead for a specific region, an affordable way for them to do so is often to create a limited edition design using the engravable Unforgettable Moments dangle. This allows them to produce something a little bit fun and special, without having to craft an entirely new design.
Pandora have been running various campaigns to capitalise on the spring/summer wedding season, and recently you might have seen this stock image floating around on social media. It’s a charm for brides-to-be to give their bridesmaids or hens, and retails for $60 USD. It seems to be widely available from most online Pandora retailers in the US:
The other recent addition is this little bead, to celebrate the 4th of July in the US. It’s available from the US eStore, or participating Pandora stores. I’m told that the stores have only received very limited stock of it, however. It’s retailing for $60 USD.
Pandora AW17 Live shots & Updates
I mentioned in my preview of the Pandora Autumn 2017 collection that there were a few charms that had appeared in the live shots that I didn’t have stock images for. I now have them, as you can see below! I’m not sure why they didn’t appear in the NA catalogue I saw – perhaps they are a winter release. :)
Press and media previews continue in various regions around the world. These latest images from an event in Hong Kong are particularly fun as they give us a glimpse of the new Disney beads in person! Bambi and Thumper look reasonably big, but the detailing is so sweet that I will be getting them whatever. ?☺️?
In other photos, you can see the new Fairytale Tiara earrings (first image, bottom left), which look like fairy wings, and lots of other charms from the upcoming AW17 collections, especially the new Rose and signature Pandora pieces. There are also a couple of images at the end of the gallery that give us a great look at some of the upcoming Christmas charms – a new stocking dangle, a pave Santa, a candy cane, and an enamel wreath dangle!
Pandora Summer 2017 Sales Continue
The summer sales are still running in various regions; sales in Australia are set to finish today, from what I understand. There’s new stock in the Pandora UK store (pink faceted muranos, the bouquet two-tone safety chain, etc), while Pandora in Australia and New Zealand have actually taken another 20% off their sale stock, as an additional incentive (a move that I’m not sure of the wisdom of, but hey ho).
Official sales are now running in France, Belgium, and Spain, and continue in Germany and the Netherlands. The range is particularly in good in these European countries (with the exception of Spain, which had lots of gold online, but not much else when I looked), and it’s probably a good thing that I don’t have access to them!
Pandora in Hong Kong are doing their own version of a sale by offering various gift sets at discounted rates. For example, this bracelet gift set is retailing for $1,499 HKD, down from $2,196 HKD:
Finally, US shopping site Rue La La currently have a sale on with a lot of things on offer, which will be running for another four days or so! It’s members only, but as usual you can sign up via my affiliate link. :)
Below is a little sneak peek at one of my latest bracelet projects, which features a lot of what I got in the UK sales haul, along with some things I had previously. I was thinking of doing a little haul post on my various sales purchases – let me know if this is something you’d be interested in!
Pandora Promotions for July 2017
And it’s on to the promos for this month! Before I get into this, I wanted to apologise for not keeping the promos page updated. I’m going to try and spend some time on it soon :) In the meantime, the news round-ups and the promotion alert tag are the best place for latest promo news!
We have a few things coming up for July. Pandora NA will be running the following promo from 6th to the 16th of July, offering your choice of a free ring, pair of earrings or leather bracelet (of up to $75 USD value) with every spend of $100 USD or $125 CAD or more. From the small print, it doesn’t look like you’ll be able to upgrade or swap out the bracelet. I think that this will also be available in Canada as well as the US, but I’m just waiting on confirmation on that. :)
There will also be a ‘Girls’ Night Out’ promotion in August, running in Canada from the 10th to the 20th: spend $55 CAD and receive a Pandora tote bag. I would assume that this will be offered in the US as well, but again, there’s been some disconnect between US and Canadian promos recently, so I’m not sure.
In Singapore, there’s also an offer on a cosmetic pouch, which is free with spends of $200 SGD or more while stocks last.
I’m leaving an exciting bit of news until last, however – I’m hearing that Pandora UK have done an about turn on the bracelet promo, and that one has just been dropped into the end of this month, running from the 27th July until the 6th of August. More details to come on that :)
Pandora Children In Need Charm 2017 Teaser
For the past couple of years, Pandora UK have released limited edition charms in support of the BBC charity Children in Need and I’m happy to confirm that there will be another exclusive bead this year.
No conformation yet on price or its release date, but we have a few details about the charm’s design. Unfortunately, it’s very similar to last year’s Pudsey, with the exception that the 2017’s version has one arm raised.
For reference, here’s a shot of the previous two together:
I am told that Pandora UK will be working with a different charity next year, so happily enough any design will have to be something entirely different. :)
Pandora Black Friday 2017 & Christmas Ornament GWP Teasers
More teasers are up next, with some hints at the limited edition Pandora Black Friday 2017 charm and the Christmas ornament GWP for this year! ? For the uninitiated, every year Pandora offer (in select regions) an exclusive Christmas ornament as a gift with purchase around November/December time. They also release a limited edition charm in celebration of the Black Friday shopping event – this used to be a North American exclusive, but last year they made it available in all regions. :D
The Christmas ornament for year is a bell, in the usual white porcelain finish. It will be available in Australia from 16 November, but I don’t have details on other regional availabilities yet. :)
The Black Friday 2017 bead is an ornament in a similar red enamel finish to that of the CNY Lion Dance bead, with swirls and a ruby red shade. It’s also engraved with the year, and is set to be much more Christmassy than last year’s!
Another month gone! I know I continually talk in cliches, but this year is just zipping by. At the end of the month, I’m finally going away on my holiday and I’ll be looking to see if there’s anything special I can purchase in the stores in Spain. :D I cannot wait!
My renewed zest for Pandora continues, and has been a really positive little hobby for me over the past couple of months. :D With the latest sales, it’s been fun to pick up some of the older charms, and I’ve definitely overspent, haha! I’m not anticipating getting anything from Pre-Autumn, but I’m looking forward to the AW17 releases. With a combination of bracelet projects centred around some wonderful HTF retired beads, and my favourite decorative beads from the latest collection, I’m planning some designs I’m really excited about. :)
What are you looking forward to this month? Have you got any more purchases planned, or are you all shopped out from the sales?