Spotted at London Fashion Week

Fashionistas have been brimming with excitement, as London Fashion Week took over at Somerset House. We spotted Charlotte Fisher wearing our white rucksack from the Crystal Clear Collection. These will be available online from the 3rd March; we are so excited to share these with you. Amy Valentine carried all her LFW essentials in our Checkerboard Rucksack; it looked great with the rest of the black outfit and her bright, green jacket adding a splash of colour.

Grafea White Crystal Clear Rucksack


Grafea at London Fashion Week

One of our LFW highlights was the Holly Fulton show; so many different textures and extravagant-but-brilliant accessorising.
Now, that all the excitement is coming to an end; its time to chill out with a cup of tea (or other beverage of your choice) and your favourite magazine.

Time to chill out with Grafea

Flower Power

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 Have you ever heard
of a flower that never needs
Water, soil, or sunshine?

A flower that stays in full bloom
Through summer and winter
Through good times and bad

A flower that rarely gets smaller,
growing endlessly.
A few lost petals,
A little droop,
but, without a doubt,
it will always regrow
into something more beautiful.

Pictured Rucksack: Violet and Baby Rose by Grafea

Beki Smith’s Guide to Manchester

Have you ever fancied coming to Manchester but didn’t know where to go, eat and shop?
Take a guided tour with Manchester based blogger Beki Smith a.k.a
Grafea Blue Leather Baby Rucksack
Where to eat?
There are so many places to eat in Manchester but I’d say the best places are those tucked away just outside my door. I’m a huge fan of Mexican food so El Capo on Tariff Street is definitely my favourite place to eat. They do amazing authentic Mexican food and the best churros with chilli chocolate! But then you’ll also find me at Home Sweet Home NQ, The Northern Quarter Superstore, Evuna (tapas), Kosmonaut and good ol’ Grill On New York Street.

Baby Blue Leather Rucksack

Where to shop?
I’m typically an online shopper. I’d much prefer to sit in my joggers browsing the net whilst drinking a coffee than venture onto the high street. However on the odd occasion when I’m impatient to wait for online delivery I’ll head to Urban Outfitters, H&M on Market Street, Zara or House of Fraser!
What to do during the day?
There are ton’s of things to do in Manchester with three cinemas, shopping, ice skating, Museums, the theatre and the outdoor cinemas in Summer. My number one recommendation that’s new to Manchester City Centre would be Break Out Manchester puzzle rooms. I’m yet to venture into the game rooms myself as they’ve been pretty booked up for the last few months as the activity is so new but thankfully more places are becoming available!

Baby Blue Leather Rucksack by Grafea

What to do during the night time?
I’ve lived in Manchester for over 4 years and in that short amount of time it’s night life has grown into such a huge variety with its constant arrival of news bars, pubs and restaurants (who’s complaining?). But if you’re not into the typical night out drinking ,eating and dancing there are certainly lots more to do such as going to karaoke bars, comedy stores, bowling, casinos, secret bars and of course shopping is open until 8pm.

Favourite bar?
I have a few places that are my favourite depending on the mood or who I’m with. If I’m looking for a small but lively place I’ll head out to Hula Bar on Hilton Street but if I’m wanting to go somewhere less noisy for a chatty night then Allotment Bar is the perfect place. Then there’s my favourite Mexican (El Capo) which is both a bar and restaurant with equally great music as well as food! But If I’m with the girls and we’re off out for cocktails then you’ll typically find us at Revs De Cuba!

Baby Blue Leather Rucksack
Places you HAVE to visit if you’re new to Manchester?
If you’re new to Manchester then I’d highly recommend visiting the Northern Quarter, Spinningfields, St Stephensons Square, Deansgate and Castlefield…they’re all my favourite places!

2014 : Best Grafea Moments

January: The limited edition rucksack collection was born…

February: Some rucksacks became softer with the addition of pony skin hair prints


March saw the birth of Sea Breeze


April: Did you know that Sky came after Sea Breeze? Well now you do :-)

May: Floral print for Spring


Suntan and Clover made their first appearance in June


In holiday mood for July with the peach holdall


End of the summer with the Villa Bianca Hari rucksack

September was very predictable as the Autumn Leaves made their first appearance. (it was still a summer month for England though :-) )

October saw the birth of the baby rucksacks. How exciting!


November: Black flower blossomed


December: Baby rucksacks got a tail (Pom Pom)

We’re looking forward to 2015…
Love you all