Break Time Nautical & Anchor Bracelets News / store news
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We have super exciting news to announce! After four years during which we have developed the Break Time brand by opening stores in Croatia and constantly evolving our range of products, we are finally getting ready for the Break Time franchise!
If you are interested in opening your own Break Time store in a coastal, tourist-oriented location across the globe, email us at contact[at]nautical-bracelets.com
In preparation for opening the Break Time brand to the world, we had to do some reorganizing of our own stores and, also, of our product range.
You can read all about it in the interview that I just gave to the most-read online portal in Croatia, Total Croatia News:
In a nutshell, in order to be able to focus our attention on our future franchisees, we decided to reduce the number of own brand stores. So, from 2020, we are open in Zagreb (Ilica 14) and in our two Split locations (Zadarska 1 and Trogirska 8). The shops in Dubrovnik and Istria were closed, but franchise stores could be opening soon in those areas!
Also, in order to standardize products for the international markets, we made some changes in our collections. Starting with names. So, from now on, you can find the Dubrovnik compass bracelets under the SEAMAN Collection. The Istria bracelets are now WAVES Collection. The Trogir black bracelets are now CAPTAIN Collection.
Some of the collections from previous years are also slowly being replaced by newer and cooler versions. You already noticed, I am sure, that the SPLIT anchor bracelets were replaced by the YACHT CLUB Collection. For now, only the medium (3cm) size is available, while the big (4cm) and mini(2cm) versions will be launched in time for Christmas shopping.
We are also preparing a very exciting and innovative limited edition collection for Christmas - but keeping it a surprise for now! Suffice to say that if you are a Break Time fan, you will for sure want one of those!!!
The ZADAR key-ring collection is also going to be replaced by a newer and cooler version (coming soon!), under the HARBOUR Collection name.
While the prices in our Croatian stores remain the same as before, you probably noticed a new pricing policy on our website. At the same time, the FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE offer is back to stay!
Thank you for being part of our journey and looking forward to the road ahead!
Break Time co-owner
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*.
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!
If you plan to visit our shop in Dubrovnik in September or October, we are looking forward to your visit during our new daily working hours: 09.00 - 13.00 and 16.00 - 21.00 (Monday to Sunday).
The shop in Split is keeping the same working hours as in the summer: 10.00 am to 10 pm (Monday to Sunday).
Both shops will be closed through the winter, starting 30.10.2017. But until then, don't forget about our autumn discounts of up to 25% (10% for two nautical bracelets, 15% for three, 20% for four and 25% if you buy 5 or more). See you soon!
Who says you cannot wear fun nautical bracelets in autumn, too? Especially since - at least here, in Croatia, we are preparing for an Indian summer, with temperatures up to 30 degrees Celsius at least in September (looking forward to continue swimming and enjoying the sun and the beach!).
Anyhoo, my point is that we have prepared some cool discounts for this fall season and...even if September is still a few days away... you can already enjoy them in our online shop, and - starting Monday (28.08) - also in our Dubrovnik and Split stores in Croatia.
How much exactly are you going to save, you ask? By shopping now online you get:
- 5% for orders over €10
- 10% for orders over €40
- 15% for orders over €60
- 20% for orders over €80
- 25% for orders over €100
Also, all orders over 50 Euros from Croatia, the rest of Europe, plus US and Mexico, get free shipping! The free shipping applies also for all orders over 100 euros from the rest of the countries we deliver to!
As for the discounts you will get in our brick&mortar stores in Dubrovnik and Split, here they are: if you buy two items (it can be a key-ring, or a necklace, or a bracelet) you get 10% discount. If you buy three, then the discount goes to 15%, and if you buy four, you save 20%. There is MORE! Get five or more bracelets (or key-rings, or necklaces, or a combination of those) and your discount goes to 25%!
Just a reminder: all our bracelets from the 2017 collections are made with stainless steel anchors/shackles, so they are waterproof. Start shopping and enjoy them on your favourite spot by the sea (this one from the photo is a little piece of heaven in Milna, on Brac Island - an hour away from Split).