Upcoming Racing Fashion Exhibition at Raffia & Co 9-27th November 2016

Welcome to our second Newsletter here at Raffia & Co!

A collaboration between Lisa Schaefer Millinery and The Collaborative Dressmaker, showcasing the bespoke millinery and dresses handmade for Emily Hunter winner of the fashions on the field Melbourne Cup 2015 and winner of the National FOTF 2015 Crown Oaks Day.

There will be eight millinery pieces and the matching dresses as well fashion accessories on display upstairs @ Raffia & Co during November. Come along and see the unique exhibition which showcases the outfits Emily has worn during the 2015/2016 racing seasons to honour her commitment to Victoria Racing Club and be part of the fashions on the field judging panel at major racing carnivals nationwide.

This special racing fashion exhibition is a unique opportunity to view some absolutely stunning fashion all handcrafted locally.

Grand Opening of Racing Fashion Exhibition - Wed 9th of November.

Late Night Shopping Night & Grand Opening of Racing Fashion Exhibition Wednesday 9th of November 5pm to 9pm. All welcome, come along with the girls to do your Xmas shopping and view the exhibition upstairs as well as sample a glass of champagne!

Angela from The Collaborative Dressmaker will be available on the night to discuss custom orders.

Put it in your diary and ask some friends to come along as well...

Please note if you have difficulty alighting steep stairs you can view the exhibition at The Grenfell Art Gallery on 6th Nov 10-2pm, 7-8th Nov 10-5pm before the exhibition moves to Raffia & Co.

Lots of beautiful new stock has arrived at Raffia & Co

New lines of jewellery, homewares, giftware and women’s clothing including gorgeous summer blouses to fit all body shapes have arrived at Raffia & Co. Other new pieces include, wooden beads, unisex panama hats and beautiful salad bowls, servers and nibble platters to name just a few. There are also new ranges of pretty scarves and contemporary clutches to add interest and create a fresh new look and of course new leather handbags in a range of colours.

Call in and have a browse, laybys are welcome.


Popularity growing...

Raffia & Co is quickly becoming the go to boutique for retail therapy as word spreads about the unique range of giftware and women’s fashion accessories available. The fact that we are open for business on Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 2pm makes Raffia & Co the perfect destination for a day trip, girls day out and the place to rely on to purchase that last minute gift.

Regular Opening Hours are Wed 10-3pm, Thurs and Fri 10-5pm and Sat & Sun 10-2pm

(please note these hours will be the hours that the exhibition will be open)

Our first anniversary this October!

A huge thank you to all the loyal customers who have supported Raffia & Co since we opened in October 2015, your support is greatly appreciated and ensures that we continue to grow .

Collaborations the secret to success… Exciting Times...

Raffia & Co is excited to be collaborating not only with Biddy and Jean Personal Styling but also The Collaborative Dressmaker (Angela Hunter) who will be offering a dressmaking service with fittings and consults at Raffia & Co so next time you are in store be sure to grab Angela’s and Susie’s business cards.

New artworks are in store from local artists including Paul McKnight, and Stephanie Corkhill.


It has been a busy time for Lisa Schaefer Millinery with many bespoke hat orders for weddings and race days, and customers purchasing hats for Young Picnic Races, Royal Randwick, The Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne etc.... Don’t forget to get in early next Spring for your custom millinery piece. Below are a few of the Lisa Schaefer Millinery creations recently sold for this spring.


Remember when you are doing your Xmas shopping this year that we do complimentary gift wrapping and gift vouchers.

Please share this email with any of your contacts and friends who may be interested, and thank you again for supporting Raffia & Co.

Yours in beautiful retail therapy,
Lisa x