While Pandora does not sell products from their website, they have more than 10,500 points of sale and almost 700 Concept Stores (here are all the different types of stores). I mostly like to shop at my local Concept Store; I’ve developed a great relationship with my saleslady. It makes a huge difference to the shopping experience. Honestly, I prefer my Concept Store because they have all the products and the salespeople are attentive. When I go to shop-in-shops, I usually wait for quite a while before anyone even bothers to help me. That’s just my personal experience though . I know lots of you have wonderful shop-in-shops!
I’ve also ordered online; for people new to Pandora, there are a lot of counterfeiters out there, especially on eBay. Lisa and I made a guide to spot fake Pandora charms. I’ve only bought from Authorized Pandora Online Retailers – which is located in the Notes section of the Pandora Facebook page (see here for links), and usually for retired charms since I can’t get them in my store. Most online stores cannot ship outside the country because of restrictions Pandora imposes.
One online shop that is my favorite is Perlen. I must have bought almost 20 packages from them so far (in 5 months @@). It can be a bit confusing to order from them so I’ve created a handy tutorial. :)
Another great place to get discount charms is from the Navy Exchange and Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) – Pandora is generally 10% off and no tax! But these stores are only accessible for those with military base access.
What’s your favorite place to shop?