Pandora Upcoming 2015 Retirement

pandora-floral-nostalgia-bracelet1Today we’ve got a look at the charms that will be leaving the Pandora collection in the near future.  The brand has stopped production on these designs though the retailers have not yet been asked to send them back, so most stores are still selling through their inventory.  Pandora has been aggressively retiring their beads since they’ve been releasing such large collections each season and this time is no different.  This list is for North America but likely similar for the other markets as well.

It’s interesting all the single wrap leather bracelets are being discontinued except the black one and I wonder how this will affect their free leather promotions that are offered a couple times a year.  I’m sad to see so many silver charms being retired including all the block letters, A through Z, and the cute animals.  The bulk of the list involves dangles, although given how many dangles the company has put out, it makes sense.

As expected the limited edition pieces are being retired including the Vintage Heart, Lavender Morning Butterfly, Pandora Club 2014 charm, Circle of Love bangle, the colored multi-strand cords, and the discontinued Fascinating Aventurescent.  A couple of the Pandora Rose charms are also on the chopping block, perhaps ones that have not sold or worn well.  Some of these beads have only been out for a short time so it’s surprising that they’re on the list, like Moss, British Taxi, Lavender Pavé Lights, Greetings from London, and the Faceted Beauty dangles.

I’m sure most of these designs will be discounted in various forms, including Boxing Day sales for the UK and Australia, and hopefully on Rue La La and Achica too.  How do you feel about this list?  Anything you’ve been waiting to get?

  • WBTB3218

    Wow, so all the handbags will be gone now, crazy!!!

    • Leann

      :(, maybe they’ll put out some new ones.

  • Vanessaqq

    There are some nice two tones. Do you know when wil they be on Ruelala? What is Achica?

    • Leann

      I never know when they’ll appear on Rue. Achica is the UK equivalent.

  • Alice Wonder

    Wow, one of my bracelet has a lot of these charms. I am sad, the fascinating aventurescent is not going to be available at all. Rue la la does not have all the retired charms. I guess just saying good bye to some is what needs to be done. Too bad…

    • Leann

      No, it doesn’t seem like they have everything anymore :(.

  • Monica Ruth Hucks

    Wow that’s a big list! I guess I better start grabbing the ones I want before they’re gone!

    • Leann

      They always seem to be big lists recently!

  • Tanya

    I absolutely need to get that polar bear. I have always wanted it but I always got distracted by other beads lol Well now I will march right in there and snatch it up!

    • Leann

      It is really cute, and released not that long ago. 🙁

    • koolchicken

      It’s a really cute bead in person, and I find it to be very versatile. I sometimes wear it on a bracelet. But it also looks just darling on a simple chain as a pendant. It’s a really good in-between size. Not too big for a bracelet, and not too tiny as a pendant. Highly recommend that one.

  • Marisela

    I see many heart-themed pieces being retired on this round! The only one I expected was the limited edition one; not the gold and rose gold heart charms, muranos, clips, and even the older heart dangles. I guess we should expect more and more hearts in the following Valentine releases. I will also have to begin a fairy tale bracelet soon. Perhaps we should also expect newer, more Disney oriented fairy tale designs? I hope they don’t have much bling though. And why the turtle? 🙁

    • Leann

      They’ve got tons of hearts so it’s no great loss, lol. I can’t wait for more Disney charms!

  • Sarah Anne Collins

    I thought they had only just brought back the A-z charms out of retirement? getting confused cant believe the gold crown is going and the gold heart with diamond do you think we will get any new gold charms anytime soon ? I will be In a rush to get a few of these charms before they go

    • Laura Summers

      Pandora has plans to retire all gold charms over $400. If you notice, all recently released gold is below that price point!

      • Sarah Anne Collins

        i dont like that idea i love the solid ones so i suppose we wi’ll be stuck with the cage hollow ones with no personlaity 🙁 yipee! not!!!.

      • Leann

        Yikes! I guess I’m not too sad because I don’t want to pay that much for gold anyways, lol.

    • Leann

      No, I don’t think A-Z were ever retired…the two-tone alphabet letters are long gone. I hope the gold charms show up on discount soon! 😉

  • Janie

    That’s a lot of classic looking silver beads gone, I hope they will be replacing them with more silver beads, and not additional Cz, pave and bling bling beads

    • Coonedog 7

      I agree Janie,

      I don’t care very much for the Pave charms. 🙂

    • Leann

      Yeah, they’ve been retiring a lot of all silver charms…they’re probably not cost effective for them.

  • Janie

    I hope the improve on the alphabet beads bec I really did not like block letters beads (sorry!)

    • Leann

      I agree!

  • stargirl_82

    Some of those have been discontinued a while in the UK, such as polar bear and panda. We haven’t had them for ages in our store. The single leathers have also almost completely sold out, customers are not too impressed! I only just managed to get a lavender string after we were told they were being discontinued. So many popular charms are going, although the list we have seems slightly different to the US one. I hope more silver and two tone come out next year as the blingy pave route Pandora are taking at the moment hasn’t been entirely to my taste unfortunately! There are a few charms I need to pick up before they go – the beach ball and lighthouse are on the discontinued list here and I need them for the nautical themed bangle I want to start!

    • Lozzie

      Yes,the polar bear and taxi were discontinued at the start of the year here in Oz.

      • Leann

        Wow, they’re cute charms!

    • Leann

      How interesting! Sometimes the retirements are global and sometimes they’re regional specific.

    • Helen

      Just wondered if the dragonfly charm (790898) and plain silver with gold flower clip (790140) were in the UK Boxing Day sale? I’ve wanted the dragonfly charm for ages and just need this one to complete my bracelet.

      • stargirl_82

        I’m not sure, there’s a lot of items on the list as it shows everything that has been discontinued from previous collections. As we currently don’t have those in stock I wasn’t looking for them on it, sorry :-/

      • Helen

        No worries, thanks for your reply. I notice Pandora estore and Argento haven’t got any of the dragonfly charms left but both have the two tone clip. Our local store has got a few of the dragonfly charms so will wait until Boxing day and hope its in the sale. I work in retail so no chance of me going to get it but my brother has offered to go and get me one bless him.

      • Leann

        I think the sale items depends on the stores’ inventory.

  • Robin D.

    Not sure why but I must have a taxi before they’re gone!

    • Leann

      It’s a cute one!

  • Bonnie May

    Not terribly surprised by some of them, as they were already on the last Rue La La sale or two – red oval lights, polar bear, lavender morning butterfly are a few that I already got that way. I’m disappointed by the retirement of a lot of the “destination” dangles. I’d hoped to be able to get them when I eventually visit those places, and I have zero interest in the “unforgettable moments” destination dangles. The only thing I might feel compelled to try to get ASAP is the rose heart, although since I haven’t had a chance to start a rose bracelet I guess if I miss it it’s not such a big deal…

    • Leann

      I know, it’s sad that they’re retiring the destination dangles :(. I guess you can pre-get them in anticipation of visiting those places, haha.

  • Molly

    Wow, surprised to see so many bracelets! Is that ALL the multi strand cord bracelets and ALL the single leather bracelets?? The double navy bracelet that was just released too?

    • Pandora Princess

      The black single leather and the black multi-cord are both staying. The double navy is safe. The only colors going away completely are red, gray, and silver.

      • Laura Summers

        Purple, pink, and champagne leathers are retiring as well.

    • Leann

      There’s still the black one. Most of the double wraps are still available.

  • Lozzie

    I am really pleased to see this list because there is quite a few on there that I wanted to buy this year but wasn’t prepared to pay the full price for. The maximum I will spend on a Pandora charm is $50,so now I can buy: 2014 pandora club charm, the birdcage charm, the first two pink enamel charms and the charm with the bright pink circles. Also,I dont normally care for dangles but I think I may buy a few of the travel dangles (ie Big Ben, Opera House and Koalas) to put aside for my daughter. Just hope they don’t go on sale while I am overseas!

    • Laura Summers

      Pandora club charm was discontinued several months ago, in the summer, and is no longer sold in Pandora stores. It was in the last Rue La La sale though, so keep an eye out for those!

      • Reni

        I’m right now in Auckland, NZ. And the Club charm is still available. I guess it wasn’t really succesfull here.

      • Leann

        Wow, guess not!

      • Leann

        Yeah, I was surprised about that!

    • Leann

      I hope you can find them on sale! 🙂

  • Lozzie

    Oh, I just realised that the 5 clip bangle is being discontinued. I have been wanting that one for ages Wow, I have a big spend coming up in the new year sales!

  • Karolina Dėdinaitė

    That will be a lot of plain silver charms retiring. What I’ve noticed is that Pandora re-releases them in similar, perfected designs, usually with CZ added to them. I doubt all of them will come back though. I’ve been avoiding CZ on my beginners bracelet, but just got two and now I’m addicted! Bring them on, Pandora!

    • Leann

      Yup, I totally agree with you.

  • Charmer

    I am definitely a sucker for a good Rue sale. Any idea when these may appear there? I see 5 or so I need. 🙂

    • Leann

      Hopefully in the next few months!

  • Rachel

    wow! what an exodus! Must be making room for future collections!

    • Leann

      Indeed!

  • koolchicken

    I see my future Pandora spending decreasing dramatically given the look of the upcoming collections. I plan to buy the few bead here I do not currently own, only about five plus one clip. Then I’ll be focusing on some of the fall/winter ones I really liked. After that I think I’ll probably only be buying a couple beads per launch. The rest will be Troll.

    • Leann

      You can’t go wrong with Trollbeads! 😉

  • Lozzie

    Heart pave silver bracelet and the 3 kings charm have just been retired here too.

    • Leann

      Wow, it’s interesting to see what’s different for the other markets.

  • Helen

    Does anyone know if the Dragonfly (790898) and flower clip (790140) is in the UK Boxing Day sale please?

  • jahndra

    Do you know if the double black leathers are being retired as well? I can’t tell from the picture if it’s black or grey.

    • Leann

      No, the black is still available; it’s the grey that’s retired.

  • Daniella

    I’m gonna have to get that love letter! I hope they come out with more charms with a meaning behind them. I like when they symbolize something…not just pave beads!

    • Leann

      Me too, I love seeing more “moments” charms!

  • Joanna Bramblet

    I was sad to see the cozy cat charm go, and my store sold out quickly during the most recent free charm promo. I hope more cat charms are on the way!! I Will be picking up the lavender string bracelet though… glad my store manager gave me the heads up too!! Do rings ever retire too? I would assume so, but I’ve never seen any lists. I just got the star trail ring and am in love… I’m impressed with the workmanship and quality of the silver! It’s my first ring from pandora!

    I’m just worried about keeping the lavender string bracelet clean; does anyone have any tips? 🙂

    • Leann

      Yes, all the jewelry gets retired. Most times I only post about the charms because it’s a pain in the butt to do all the collages and fans are generally interested in only the charms.

      I would recommend soap and water.

  • Ruthy

    I am hoping to get several of the block letters. I don’t know if I should hold out for Rue La La or rush to buy them now. Also hoping to get 3 black and white blossom muranos.

    • Leann

      Always a gamble! 🙂

  • Molly

    Hi Leeann, do you know what date these are retired? Does “2015 retirement” mean that as of 1/1/2015 these items aren’t available? If i remember correctly you have said in the past that it is sort of up to each store whether they sell their stock on hand or send it back. I’m shopping at a concept store rather than a shop in shop. I didn’t know if all concept stores maybe had a set policy? Thanks!

  • Ilene Peguero

    I’m sad to see that the leathers are pretty much being retired. I wonder if there will still be a leather bracelet promo? I’m just starting a bracelet next week, but would love a leather one (in champagne) as well to have a few rose gold charms as I build my silver bracelet, so I don’t go overboard, and then switch over when I am ready. Not sure what I’ll be doing now. : Have there ever been leather bracelets in Rue La La sales?

    • Leann

      Yes, the leathers have shown up on Rue La La. I haven’t heard of a leather promo for this year, but there’s still a couple left. 🙂

  • Leona

    Hey there Leann!

    I was planning on purchasing the rose gold smooth heart and crown charm but they discontinued them! Would you happen to know why they would choose to do this? Thanks!

    • Leann

      My guess is that it gets scratched too easily? It probably looks bad when it’s plated.

  • Rhea

    Anyone know where I can find the gold pink treated sapphire ?? I’m going mad trying to find one for my bracelet ..

  • Rebecca

    Have noticed Pandora has gone to town on pave zirconia, something I’ve always loathed (vulgar and cheap-looking). Do you think the brand is looking towards a new market? Even gorgeous Murano beads are going all faceted…yuck! I sincerely hope all this bling fails spectacularly, and P goes back to its older style.

  • Heather Fingleton

    what will we expect in the sales on extra retirement pieces ? does anyone know yet >