Rue La La (and Achica) Sale for Pandora 2013 Reitred Jewelry

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Some of you may have already seen the alert for the Pandora Rue La La sale today.  I know many of us are anticipating the discount on the newly retired jewelry from January 2014, but unfortunately this boutique does not have those items available. If you’ve followed the past couple of Rue La La sales then there’s no need to fret about rearranging your free bracelet promo budget to accommodate this one. The pieces in stock are from the retirements of 2013, and there is quite a selection listed today so if you’ve missed out on the last couple times Pandora has been offered, then now’s a great time to stock up on them!

For those that are unfamiliar with this company, Rue La La is a members-only designer sample sale website.  They are an authorized dealer for Pandora, and the brand has partnered with them for over a year to sell off retired jewelry.  If you don’t have an account already you can use my Rue La La invitation to sign up.  Keep in mind that they only ship to residential continental US addresses, not Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico.

pandora-jewellery-charm-achicaFor those in the UK, Achica will also be holding a sale starting this Thursday, March 21st.  It looks like the leftovers from the sale over Boxing Day. They ship free within UK with any purchase over £150 and do deliver to other countries, but unfortunately not to USA, Switzerland, Norway Romania, Greece or the Canary Islands.

Were you able to find anything you needed from this sale?

  • Sharyn

    I was a tiny bit disappointed in the inventory. I did pick up the Easter Bunny though. When do you figure the 2014 retied line will hit Rue La La?

    • Leann

      Yup, it’s too early still for the new 2014 retired charms to show up. The stores don’t have to return them to Pandora until May, so I’m guess around the end of May before they show up on Rue.

      • Sharyn

        I’ll wait, but I can’t guarantee I’ll be patient. LOL! 🙂

  • Beth

    I’m starting a braclet for my sister so I was able to pick up a few muranos for her, and a few to give my mom’s bracelet color at mother’s day.

    • Leann

      That’s perfect! What a great time to get gifts :).

  • jahndra

    I finally got to pick up the retired October tourmaline charm! But that’s it, I saw nothing else I hadn’t seen before or absolutely needed

    • Leann

      Nice! That one’s been retired for a while too. If you’ve seen the last few Rue sales, there’s really nothing new (except for the leather bracelets, maybe). 🙂

  • imogenPH

    Thanks for the heads-up, Leann, I was able to get the teddy bear charm w/ the 14k heart! I’ve just recently begun my collection & had been wanting this charm. So even though there wasn’t a huge selection to choose from I’m happy I checked it out. The silver pig charm got sold out as I was completing my order, though. Tsk, if only I were a bit faster.

    How often does Rue La La have sales like this?

    • Leann

      You bet, Imogen. Glad you got a few things! I ended up getting a clip, I just realized recently that I needed ;). They have these every couple of months, it seems like. As soon as your monthly free shipping is over, haha.

      • imogenPH

        That makes sense, haha. Will keep an eye out for future sales from now on 😉

  • Jess

    I have just gotten back into Pandora so I missed out on all these charms. Despite the small inventory, there are many I want. For now I have gotten 2 grey moonstone spacers and a silver with diamonds bead. Yay! Thank you

    • Leann

      Very nice! You’re back at the perfect time then ;).

  • Charmer

    Thanks, Leann!
    Though I have taken advantage of the Rue sales the past couple of times, this time I spluged for the 14K big hearts spacer and 14K clips with saphires. I don’t care for their standard shipping so tried to get faster shipping, but it wasn’t available. It looks like this batch is already at their warehouse, as estimated delivery is April 7th! For the Black Friday sale, delivery took 30 days.
    Leann, I am also wondering, like Sharyn, if you have any idea when the new retired charms will go on sale at Rue?

    • Leann

      Great job! I got a clip too that I thought was gone for good. I’m guess the end of May for the new 2014 retired charms to show up on Rue.

      • Charmer

        It can’t be soon enough! 🙂

  • Teri

    Any friends out there who can ship out to Hawaii? 🙂 Such wonderful deals! Don’t know why Rue doesn’t offer air shipments…

    • Leann

      Yes, it makes no sense! Lots of ladies are offering to help on Facebook :). Try Pandora’s Angels group, it’s easy to join.

      • frederica

        how do you join? Thanks

      • Leann

        You just click on the invite link and sign up :).

  • Andie

    I requested a couple of ‘still want it?’ Items. What are the odds they will actually get more? Now I must sit and wait. 🙂

    • Leann

      I’ve had both of my still want it fulfilled, so there’s a good chance!

      • Andie

        That’s good to hear. Thank you Leann!

      • imogenPH

        How does that work? If I go there & click on a “still want it”, will they pack it along with my existing order? Or will it be another shipment? And will the price still be the same discounted price?

      • Leann

        They’ll ship it to you separately if they can get it from Pandora again. The price is the same, but they’ll charge you the shipping if your month of shipping already ended.

  • Coonedog 7

    Thanks Leann!! Big sale at Rue lala!! Being up at 0345 has its advantage when shopping at Rue lala. So loving Pandora. Thank you again for all your hard work and keeping us in “The know”..Happy Happy 🙂 Have a great day!!

    • Leann

      You’re so welcome :). Hope you got some great pieces! I can’t wait until the next round of retired charms is available.

  • Laura Summers

    They did have the recently retired teal triple wrap for $27 but it went very quickly!

  • Lisa

    After joining Ru LaLa and waiting for the correct time to go on and look at Pandora and then practically salivating at the great deals on gold….. I come to find out they don’t ship to Canada. :((

    • irunea

      I hear you….so disappointing

    • Leann

      They don’t even ship to Hawaii or Alaska! 🙁

    • Shelley Alintana

      I wanted to get the midnight bloom clips, Beehive and birdie charms but alas no Canadian paypal/credit card allowed

  • irunea

    I am so disappointed….it’s such a great sale at Rue La La but I can’t order anything as I am in Canada :(( I even got a US address, but they still would not let me pay using my Canadian credit card. Apparently the shipping address should match with an address on my card.

    • Leann

      They are really strict :(.

      • Shelley Alintana

        had the same issue

  • Mel

    This was my first time buying Pandora from Rue LaLa and I was wondering how the charms come packaged?

    • Mel

      Anyone?

      • Wendy Carr

        They come in a 10X10X4 box approximately. Last box had nice jeweler boxes as well as anti tarnish bags. They are always well packaged so as not to have anything arrive damaged. It has always been done up nicely

      • Mel

        Thanks for the info! I was able to grab the Bear My Heart charm which everyone knows was limited edition and came in a special box. I guess I was hoping it would come in that box but I know it probably won’t but was hoping. 🙂

      • Wendy Carr

        I paid twice the price when I got the bear my heart charm. The box was no big deal… Pale pink heart shaped I believe. If the charm is on your bracelet you won’t miss it

      • Mel

        True, I would prefer to get it but if I don’t it’s no big deal. I got an awesome deal on it so I can’t really complain, I’m very happy with my purchases and can’t wait to get them!! 😀 Thanks for all your help!

      • Wendy Carr

        Totally!! Enjoy!!

      • Mel

        I just realized Wendy that I’m following you on Pinterest, haha! Also, my best friends last name is Carr too!

      • Wendy Carr

        It’s a small world after all

      • Leann

        No, it probably won’t have the box but what a steal! 🙂

      • Mel

        Oh well, I’m still very happy I got it!! My store actually still had some! I can’t wait till the next sale for the recently retired stuff! There’s a few things that have been on my wishlist forever that I hope to get my hands on.

      • Leann

        Me toooo. I’ve got my list all written out already ;). [Im]patiently waiting…

    • Leann

      They come with the white Pandora anti-tarnish pouches, the black velvet Pandora pouches, or their own Rue La La box. Depends on what they have, I think :).

      • Mel

        Thanks Leann! I always enjoy reading you blog and watching your videos!

      • Leann

        Thanks, Mel! 🙂

  • Shelley Alintana

    Been trying for 2 hours… their website crashed and people are starting to send cross messages on their Facebook!!

    • Leann

      Yikes! I was trying all night too with no luck.

  • Helen

    Hi Leann
    I’ve tried this morning to look at the Pandora charms promotion on the Achica website but keep getting the message ‘a severe error has occurred in the internal engine…….’
    I notice there’s a watch promotion on as well which I can view fine!!!

    Disappointed because I’ve looked forward to this promotion

    Helen

    • Patricia

      I know! I’m so disappointed too! I was wondering what’s the problem. Looks like I’m not the only one 🙁

      • Helen

        I’ve sent them an e-mail reporting the problem, I’ll keep you posted. Glad I’m not the only one!!!

      • Patricia

        I just went on Achica’s Facebook page and many people are upset too! However some people did manage to see the page which makes it really unfair for others. I also sent them an email and I’ve attached their reply as a picture here. Doesn’t seem like the problem will be solved soon. And though they say their stock are a lot, hmm I really doubt so. Let’s wait and see or just forget it.

      • Leann

        Thanks for keeping us updated! Did you end up getting through?

      • Patricia

        Yeah eventually it did! 🙂 I managed to buy the Pandora Purse Silver Charm with Pink Cubic Zirconia 🙂 It was sold out on Rue till now, and it cost £25 as compared to $19 on Rue. Luckily they sent me a £10 voucher with the new sign up on Achica so that was definitely helpful! 🙂

      • Leann

        Awesome! I’m glad it finally went through for you :). That’s still a great deal!

    • Lisa

      It finally got sorted out. They sent an email. And when I went in and put something in my basket and filled out the shipping address (Canada) I got a message that they can’t ship to me. Striking out with Ru LaLa and now Achica!! Guess I will have to spend locally! Haha

      • Leann

        Boooooo…that’s too bad!

    • Leann

      I had problems getting on their site too. Us Pandora fans are determined, haha! I hope you were able to get in there.

  • Patricia

    I’ve been trying to see the page on Achica since its sale started a few hours ago but the page for Pandora Jewellery keeps saying error 🙁 The Pandora Watches page did load though, and I’m considering if its a good price for this set. What do you all think?

    • Leann

      That’s a good deal! I got that one from a Rue sale last year but it was too big for my wrist. 🙂

  • Courtney-Joy

    I cannot figure out for the life of me how to use Rue La La (haha) do you just have to check the site regularly to see when they have a pandora sale???

    • Leann

      After you sign in, you can click on the “Coming Soon” tab which shows the boutiques that will be open that coming week. They don’t ship outside the US though, so if you want to order you’ll have to have a US friend.

      • Courtney-Joy

        I have a friend who has just moved to Potomac Washington (I think that’s right) haha I’ll be roping her in on this

      • Leann

        Perfect! I’m so glad she can help you :).

  • Charlene Thewlis

    I just purchased the floral gold and silver charm with orange moonstone and black onyx accents. Im pretty new to pandora but I think I have well and truly caught the bug! I cant stop looking at what charms to get. I got it for £54 with delivery and its supposed to be £95 so im very happy. Didnt think I would be able to afford a charm with gold on, but this is a good price! Does anyone else have this charm? X

    • Leann

      What a great deal! I’ve got both of those and they’re some of my favorite two-tones. 🙂