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Croatian nautical jewellery brand Break Time opens first shop in Istria / Hrvatski nautički brend nakita Break Time otvara prvi dućan u Istri
The Croatian nautical jewellery brand Break Time® continues their expansion along the Adriatic Coast with a first presence in the Istria region.
Hrvatski nautički nakit Break Time® nastavlja svoje širenje duž Jadranske obale, po prvi puta u Istri.
We are so very excited to announce our first-time participation at the London Boat Show, from 10 - 14 January 2018!
We will bring a wide selection of our best-selling nautical bracelets and we will also have FREE ENGRAVING for any of our shackle bracelets during the boat show! Join our Facebook event Break Time Croatia comes to London Boat Show 2018 to stay informed!
Find us inside Excel London (click here to find out how to get to the location) at stand WC029, between the Lock & Waterside Pub and the Beach Club & Activity Pool!
December comes with a very special combo deal in our online shop:
FREE GIFT BAG - Because we know this is the time we are all looking for beautiful, unique presents for the special people in our lives, we are including a FREE navy blue jute bag with each item purchased (nautical bracelet, key-ring or necklace).
FREE CUSTOM ENGRAVING - If you want to make your Christmas gifts even more special, choose one of our nautical bracelets from the Adriatica, Trogir and Istria collections and personalize it by adding a special engraved message (up to 10 characters) on top of the metal bar. This option usually costs €7, but in December we are offering it as a FREE option.
Also, in case you happen to be in Split, Croatia anytime during 05.-30.12.2017, make sure to stop by our monobrand flagship store in Trogirska ulica 8 and take advantage of the exclusive in-store Advent 2017 deal.
If you are living in Split (Croatia) or if you happen to visit our beautiful magical city during the Advent month, make sure to visit our shop in Trogirska 8 (Old Town) between 05-30.12., because we have an amazing in-store exclusive Advent offer: 25% off + free gift bag for each item purchased + free engraving*.
BLACK FRIDAY WEEK: Shop now with 40-60% off for all our handmade nautical bracelets, necklaces and key-rings!
BLACK FRIDAY WEEK is ON! Shop now and save 40-60% for all the cool handmade nautical bracelets in our online shop!
Iskoristi fenomenalna sniženja u sklopu tjedna CRNOG PETKA! Šopingiraj sada i uživaj u popustima od 40 do čak 60% na našem online dućanu!
It has been a great 2017 season, we loved meeting so many new people and making so many new friends, in our shop in Split (which received the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor this year), and also in our new shop in Dubrovnik (which we opened in February 2017 and it quickly became as popular ar its "big brother" from Split).
As we have already announced on our Store Locations page, both our Croatian brick-and-mortar shops will be closed from 30.10.2017 until 25.03.2018. But - wait for it!!! - for the last three days of the 2017 season we have prepared a massive 40% sale on all our items.
The sale is available exclusively in stores. So, if you happen to be in Dubrovnik or Split on 27-29.10.2017, make sure to stop by and get yourself a treat! Here is where you can find us:
Split, Croatia - Trogirska 8, close to Riva (Old Town) - GET DIRECTIONS
Dubrovnik, Croatia - Antuninska 5, close to Stradun (Old Town) - GET DIRECTIONS
If you ever visited our Instagram page (which, btw, went through a name change and is now called @breaktimecroatia instead of @breaktimenautical) you have probably noticed that it does not really follow the "rules" of having an unified style, same filters etc.
And that is because we believe in diversity, because our fans are also really diverse. People of all ages, occupations, hobbies, styles, from Croatia but also from dozens of world countries, love our handmade nautical bracelets and send us photos with them. Me and my husband - he makes the bracelets - we are as happy as kids every time we receive a photo from you, guys. Your love means a lot to us, it really does! So we publish as many as we can on our Insta page (I apologise if it happened that you tagged us and I did not reply and repost your photo - pls send me a DM, it was unintentional :)
In the photos above we have just a very small part of our amazing customers. I loved the energy of the ladies from Quebec, Canada (first row, left) who visited us in Dubrovnik, and the fact that three generations of a fun German family got nautical bracelets from our shop in Split (first row, right). I was very moved by the South-African couple who were married only 9 days and he chose to get her one of our anchor bracelets as a honeymoon present (second row, left). I am a sucker for people in love, actually, so I loved also meeting this local couple from Dubrovnik (second row, middle). And I am now following the Insta adventures onboard a cruise ship of the cool lady in pink (who is a badass DJ, by the way!).
What I want to say is that we see our Facebook and Instagram pages as a place where our fans are gathering and exchanging cool photos with their Break Time nautical bracelets. So it actually came naturally to us the idea of YOU, our fans, the people who believe what we make is cool enough to spend your money buying one or more pieces, taking over our Instagram account for a day and post stories of how your day goes, and also photos on the main page, as if it was your own Insta page. You do not have to be an "influencer" (meaning that you do not have to have hundreds of thousands of followers). All you have to be is in love with our bracelets and to like taking photos and sharing them with others :)
Today we had a first such experiment! Dijana Kocic aka @ambiciozna was the boss of @breaktimecroatia page. She posted stories from Rovinj (Istria region of Croatia) and she also posted three photos on the main page. She had complete control over what stories she posted (she basically took us with her through the day) and we only asked her that two of the photos for the main page should feature a Break Time bracelet, while the third photo can be anything she wants from Rovinj. And this is what she posted (thank you for sharing a day with us, Dijana!):
Here are also a few stories that Dijana posted throughout the day:
Bottom line is that we want to repeat this. So - if you are our fan (meaning that you own one or more Break Time nautical bracelets) and if you would like to be in charge of our Insta for a day and show us around your town, your home, your workplace, your school or your holiday - send us a DM on our Instagram page!
We are very excited to announce our participation to the Rijeka Nautic Show, on 29.09-01.10.2017! It will be the first time when we will get to meet our Istria fans face-to-face, and we hope YOU will be among them!
We will bring many of our best-selling handmade nautical bracelets and we will have 25% discounts for all of them during the fair!
Join our Facebook event to find out more about our participation and our exact location (which will be communicated on the starting day, 29.09).