Back in May 2017, ban.do and Starbucks made a splash with tropical-themed mugs, cold beverage cups and bags, sold throughout the coffee chain’s stores in Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan, and China, plus other overseas locations. The collection sold 75% of its inventory on Day 1!
That success (plus a tidal wave of social media support) helped prompt this week’s release, the only collaboration between ban.do and Starbucks to launch in the U.S. and Canada.
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Meet the Latest Starbucks Merchandise
For a nod to the upcoming fall season, the latest ban.do collection has a whimsical fall-themed pattern. Look out for all eight carefully curated items, including two Starbucks double-walled traveler mugs, two 24-ounce Starbucks cold cups, a ceramic mug, two notebooks and a pencil pouch. The design icons include traditional nostalgic signs of fall, inspired in part by what ban.do creative director Ali LaBelle attributes to the near non-existent autumn season in L.A.
“Traditional fall weather is pretty limited in Los Angeles, so we feel really excited and nostalgic about fall things, like a road trip to the mountains or days chilly enough to wear a scarf,” she says. “We wanted these pieces to bring a sense of fall fun wherever you are.”
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For those who prefer the bold floral patterns ban.do is known for, the collection also includes a bright flower print against a black background. But whatever pattern you choose, don’t order this drink at Starbucks.
Here’s Where to Find the Merch
This new Starbucks merchandise is available at Starbucks locations throughout the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec – sniff, sniff); the stores also include those in retail settings (hello, next Target run!), grocery stores, airports and hotels.
Best of all? You have until September 16th to enter the company’s fall giveaway for a shot at winning the whole eight-piece collection and a $1,000 Starbucks gift card. Score!