Your pumpkin spiced latte is getting a ban.do twist this fall. Starting Sept. 5, a ban.do x Starbucks limited edition collection will be available in all Starbucks licensed stores across the U.S. and Canada. If you're not familiar with the L.A.-based brand, ban.do has been around since 2008 and is best known for selling these unbelievably cute planners that start in August instead of January, Fast Company reports. They've developed a massive following, says Fast Company, and their planners typically sell out before summer is even over. But they sell way more than planners. A quick browse of their website, and you'll see they have a wide assortment of adorable accessories, beauty products, clothes, bags, and more.
So when ban.do fans saw the brand had a limited edition collection with Starbucks that was only available in Asia, they rallied on social media to bring the collection to the U.S., a PR rep for ban.do tells Bustle. And now, these ban.do superfans' dreams have come true. The collection includes eight pieces: two 24-ounce Starbucks cold cups, two Starbucks double-wall travelers, a ceramic mug, two notebooks, and a pencil pouch. You can find these limited edition pieces in any Starbucks store, including locations inside grocery stores, airports, hotels, and retailers like Target. Each piece will feature ban.do’s take on a fall pattern, such as rain boots, raincoats, and umbrellas. There will also be a Target-exclusive design called "Midnight Floral." To celebrate the launch of the collection in the U.S., ban.do will host a giveaway with one grand prize winner receiving the entire collection and a $1,000 Target gift card.
The limited edition collection with Starbucks shows just how far ban.do has come since its early days as a company that only made hand-made floral headbands, according to Fast Company. Back then, “each of those [hair] wreaths was one-of-a-kind," ban.do co-founder Jen Gotch told Fast Company. "It didn’t matter that we were building demand because we couldn’t make an item again. We had to start selling things we could make multiples of, so we could get meaningful press, have things in stock, and satisfy customers.”
According to Fast Company, that was the beginning of the ban.do we know today, a company that sells a cornucopia of adorable items people just can't get enough of. Gotch told AdWeek that ban.do's product lines are based on her own personal likes and dislikes, so that her personality is reflected in the products they put out.
“[Our customer base] is engaged and supportive and interested,” Gotch told AdWeek. “That doesn’t always happen, but I do think that has to do with how important it is for me to connect and resonate with people and not just be aspirational. That’s something I want to lean into in the next 10 years of business: how do we empower that more.”
Ban.do turned 10 this year, according to AdWeek, so the Starbucks collaboration is just another fun way to celebrate all of the adorableness they've put out over the years. Drinking your PSL from a cute as heck reusable mug? Priceless.