Break Time Expands into Istria with New Shop in Poreč

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On the 26th March 2018, the Croatian nautical jewellery brand Break Time® continued their expansion along the Adriatic Coast with their first presence in the Istria region. The new shop is situated in Trg Frana Supila 6, Poreč and a 20% off promotion awaits shoppers during the opening week (26 – 30 March, 2018)

Break Time is a handcrafted nautical jewellery shop which first opened in Split in December 2015, followed by their second opening in Dubrovnik in February 2017. Now, in keeping momentum, they have just opened their third mono-brand store in Poreč, Istria.

If you have been following our foreign entrepreneur series, you would have seen the story of Break Time and the owners and creators Mirela Rus and Ionut Copoiu; Mirela and Ionut came from Romania after a long love affair with Croatia, they initially came with very different business plans (read their full inspiring story here) but a few twists of fate and they have now created one of the most successful nautical jewellery stories in Croatia.

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Break Time owners, Mirela Rus and Ionut Copoiu

When asked how they landed on the location Poreč, Mirela Rus, co-owner of Break Time® Croatia said:

It was really hard to decide on a location in Istria because the whole region is so stunningly beautiful and special in so many different ways

We have chosen Poreč because we fell in love with the charm and the history of this place and we also love the very easy to find location of our shop: right between the Riva and the famous Decumanus street“.

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The two Romanian expats behind the brand, Mirela Rus and Ionut Copoiu, continue to surprise their customers each year with new designs and new collections.

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We have introduced quite a few new collections in 2018 and we have already got great feedback from our online customers, so we are looking forward to seeing the reaction from our Istrian customers – both locals and tourists. I am especially proud of our new Sailor collection, which features my own design of a sailing boat” – explains Ionut, who – even though the company expanded – still personally handcrafts each and every piece of Break Time® nautical jewellery himself.

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The newly launched SAILOR collection features the exclusive design of a sailing boat, imagined by Ionut Copoiu, Break Time Artisan

The new Poreč mono-brand store is showcasing all Break Time® jewellery & accessories collections, including the custom engraving option (on order).

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So, do yourselves a favour, if you are in Poreč or the Istrian region, scout out Break Time and, as an added bonus, to celebrate their opening week, Break Time is offering a 20% discount to all shoppers in store from the 26 – 30 March 2018.

Opening Hours:

Trg Frana Supila 6, Old Town Poreč

Mon – Fri: 10 – 19:00

Sat: 10 – 14:00

Sun: Closed.

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To see more from Break Time you can visit their online shop here (they do shipments worldwide) or keep up-to-date on their Facebook page here.


All photos provided by and Copyright to Break Time.


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