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Filofax

The remarkable popularity of Filofax over the past decade has naturally led many people to believe it is a relatively new concept. Yet its origins go back as far as the First World War when an Englishman working in the USA, came across an American organizing system consisting largely of technical more...

leaves for engineers and scientists. In 1921, shortly after this discovery, a London based company was formed to market personal organization systems in the UK by mail order. In 1930 they registered the trademark "Filofax", the name having derived from the description "file of facts".

A strong clientelle was built up especially amongst military and the clergy and at one point a Filofax was a compulsory purchase at the British Army Staff College in Camberley!

However, it is the forward thinking of one employee that ensured the name Filofax has lived into the 2000s. Grace Scurr joined the company between the wars as a temporary secretary and saw the value in listing all of the company's supplier and customer details in her Filofax as a back up to the office filing system.

This foresight proved to be invaluable during the Blitz in 1940, when the Aldersgate Street offices were totally destroyed along with all of the company records. Grace, upon surveying the sight, immediately set about re-building the company from her notes which she had taken home with her each evening, and the company was back in business within days in Watford and away from the bombs, this time!

Thirty years later, Grace retired from her position as Chairman. In 1976, a business by the name of Pocketfax was formed by two avid Filofax users to market Filofax and other products by mail order, from their home.

Such was their enthusiasm for the product and their belief in its potential that in 1980 they purchased the company and the name, and set about developing and marketing Filofax into the household name that it has become today.

The business continued to grow and moved to larger premises in Ilford in Essex, and by 1987 had a retail network of 1,250 outlets in the UK alone, with many others in the world's major cities.

The Filofax personal organizer had developed from a simple loose-leaf diary and notebook into an indispensable organizer and status symbol for the 80s. Prestigious stores around the world stocked Filofax, Harrods and Harvey Nichols in London, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales in the US, Bon Genie in Switzerland, Galleries Lafayette in Paris and Seibu in Japan amongst others.

Today the Filofax personal organizer continues to be a valuable and practical asset to people in all walks of life.

In 2001 the Letts Filofax Group was formed after Charles Letts and Company Limited acquired the Filofax Group. Today Filofax UK is responsible for the sales and marketing of the Filofax personal organizer ranges.

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Filofax store in Australia
manufacturer website: www.filofax.co.uk
Finsbury Pocket Organiser Coral FILOFAX - 1
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Pocket Organisers
FILOFAX

Finsbury Pocket Organiser Coral

025553
$58.95
Distinctive and stylish coral Pocket leather organiser in eye-catching fashion and classic colours. Crafted using soft rambler leather, which has been hand finished to attain a rich two tone finish.
Domino Luxe Pocket Organizer Teal FILOFAX - 1
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Pocket Organisers
FILOFAX

Domino Luxe Pocket Organizer Teal

027993
$23.17
A simple, chic organizer with high gloss quilted effect cover. Inspired by Parisian style, this on-trend design is ready to make a statement.
Finsbury Organiser Personal Pink FILOFAX - 1
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Personal Organisers
FILOFAX

Finsbury Organiser Personal Pink

025305
$70.93
Distinctive and stylish personal organiser in eye-catching fashion and classic colours. It is the best choice for you. Left Hand Details: six card slots, one vertical slip pocket Right Hand Details: one vertical zipped pocket Diary Type: week on two pages ruler/page marker to do contacts indices white notepaper coloured notepaper Material Exterior:...
Lockwood Organizer Personal slim ruby FILOFAX - 1
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Personal Organisers
FILOFAX

Lockwood Organizer Personal slim ruby

026054
$96.60
Luxury full grain buffalo leather organiser with a lightly oiled burnished finish. A heritage look, blended with modern functionality.  Ring mechanism size: six rings of 11 mm Coloured notepaper White notepaper Week on two pages Ruler / page marker Indices To do Size: 191 mm x 120 mm Material Exterior: buffalo leather
Malden organizer pocket brown FILOFAX - 1
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Pocket Organisers
FILOFAX

Malden organizer pocket brown

025842
$99.29
The epitome of relaxed style - that's Malden. A laid back personal organiser with rustic stitching and a soft, casual construction. Vintage-look buffalo leather. Width 115mm, height 147mm. Ring mechanism size: Six rings of 19mm. Left: Two credit card pockets and one zipped pocket. Right: Notepad pocket, wallet pocket. Pen loop. Exterior: Full width...
Lockwood Organizer Pocket ruby FILOFAX - 1
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Pocket Organisers
FILOFAX

Lockwood Organizer Pocket ruby

026053
$86.23
Luxury full grain buffalo leather organiser with a lightly oiled burnished finish. A heritage look, blended with modern functionality.  Ring mechanism size: six rings of 19 mm Coloured notepaper White notepaper Week on two pages Ruler / page marker Indices To do Size: 141 mm x 100 mm Material Exterior: buffalo leather
Lockwood Organizer Pocket blue FILOFAX - 1
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Pocket Organisers
FILOFAX

Lockwood Organizer Pocket blue

026055
$86.23
Luxury full grain buffalo leather organiser with a lightly oiled burnished finish. A heritage look, blended with modern functionality.  Ring mechanism size: six rings of 19 mm Coloured notepaper White notepaper Week on two pages Ruler / page marker Indices To do Size: 141 mm x 100 mm Material Exterior: buffalo leather
In Showroom Everyday Fun Day Stickers Multi-fit FILOFAX - 1
  • New
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Personal Organiser refills
FILOFAX

Everyday Fun Day Stickers Multi-fit

132835
$6.68
Our stickers are repositionable and printed on a matt finish, so that you can easily write on them with pens and markers.
In Showroom Everyday Study and Work Stickers Multi-fit FILOFAX - 1
  • New
in stock
Personal Organiser refills
FILOFAX

Everyday Study and Work Stickers Multi-fit

132836
$6.68
These stickers are repositionable and printed on a matt finish, so that you can easily write on them with pens and markers. 
In Showroom Dotted Journal Refill A5 Notebook FILOFAX - 1
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Notebook Refills
FILOFAX

Dotted Journal Refill A5 Notebook

152016
$4.43
  White paper 32x linear pages
In Showroom Garden Multi-fit Sticky Notes FILOFAX - 1
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Notebook Refills
FILOFAX

Garden Multi-fit Sticky Notes

132742
$7.71
Romantic set of sticky notes from the Garden collection.
In Showroom Confetti Stickers Multi-fit FILOFAX - 1
in stock
Personal Organiser refills
FILOFAX

Confetti Stickers Multi-fit

132701
$6.68
Sprinkle some joy on your pages with this sticker set from new Confetti Collection. 
In Showroom Together Sticky Notes Multi-fit FILOFAX - 1
  • New
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Personal Organiser refills
FILOFAX

Together Sticky Notes Multi-fit

132806
$7.71
Feel empowered every step of the way with our repositionable sticky notes from the Together Collection. 
In Showroom Everyday Home Stickers Multi-fit FILOFAX - 1
  • New
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Personal Organiser refills
FILOFAX

Everyday Home Stickers Multi-fit

132837
$6.68
Make household chores more fun with this set of stickers from the Everyday Collection. Our stickers are repositionable and printed on a matt finish, so that you can easily write on them with pens and markers. 
Metropol Organizer A5 black FILOFAX - 1
in stock
A5 Organisers
FILOFAX

Metropol Organizer A5 black

026968
$53.94
Modern yet understated style personal organiser with a leather look.
Pastel ruled notepaper A5 refill FILOFAX - 1
in stock
Organiser & Clipbook refills
FILOFAX

Pastel ruled notepaper A5 refill

132610
$8.53
Perfect Pastel Ruled Notepaper Refill for your Filofax Organiser to brighten up your notes, in six soft shades.
Clipbook Erasable Ballpen Refill Pack Blue FILOFAX - 1
in stock
Ballpoint pen refills
FILOFAX

Clipbook Erasable Ballpen Refill Pack Blue

149012
$6.48
Pack of three blue Clipbook Erasable Ballpen Gel Refill cartridges.
Together Stickers Multi-fit FILOFAX - 1
  • New
in stock
Personal Organiser refills
FILOFAX

Together Stickers Multi-fit

132805
$6.68
This charming sticker set is full of fun designs from our Together Collection. Stickers are repositionable and printed on a matt finish for easily writing on. 
Botanical Sticky Notes Multi-fit FILOFAX - 1
  • New
in stock
Personal Organiser refills
FILOFAX

Botanical Sticky Notes Multi-fit

132816
$7.71
Bring nature into your home with this set of repositionable sticky notes from our Botanical Collection.
Botanical Stickers Multi-fit FILOFAX - 1
  • New
in stock
Personal Organiser refills
FILOFAX

Botanical Stickers Multi-fit

132815
$6.68
This gorgeous sticker set from our Botanical Collection will welcome nature into your home and help you plan your day.
Moonlight Sticky Notes Multi-fit FILOFAX - 1
  • New
in stock
Personal Organiser refills
FILOFAX

Moonlight Sticky Notes Multi-fit

132826
$7.71
Bring nature into your home with this set of repositionable sticky notes from our Botanical Collection.
Moonlight Stickers Multi-fit FILOFAX - 1
  • New
in stock
Personal Organiser refills
FILOFAX

Moonlight Stickers Multi-fit

132825
$6.68
Add a touch of glamour to your plans with this set of stickers from the Moonlight Collection. Our stickers are repositionable and printed on a matt finish, so that you can easily write on them with pens and markers.
In Showroom Expressions Stickers Multi-fit FILOFAX - 1
in stock
Personal Organiser refills
FILOFAX

Expressions Stickers Multi-fit

132721
$6.68
Sprinkle some joy on your pages with this sticker set from new Expressions Collection. 
Saffiano Organiser A5 Rose Gold FILOFAX - 1
in stock
A5 Organisers
FILOFAX

Saffiano Organiser A5 Rose Gold

022572
$62.43
It's all about the colour. Special edition of Saffiano Rose Gold organiser of sophisticated classic leather-look cover in bright on trend colours. Combined with simple personal organiser construction and clean lines.
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