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"That Gracie. She was such a free spirit. She's got a real wild streak, that one, hm?"
— Tom Nook, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
"should i buy the argyle "
— Aryn, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Gracie
GracieNL
Gracie's appearance in New Leaf
Gender Male (Japan)
Female (other)
Species Giraffe
Service Clothing, furniture
Birthday November 14th
Coffee preferences Blend, no milk, no sugar.
Appearance(s) Animal Forest,
Dōbutsu no Mori +,
Animal Crossing,
Dōbutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Regional Names Flag of Spain Graciela
Flag of France small Carla
Flag of Germany small Grazia
Flag of Italy small Griffa

Gracie (グレース Gurēsu?, Grace) is a celebrity fashion designer in the Animal Crossing series who occasionally passes through the undeveloped towns of the country, impacting the lives of fashion-conscious villagers. As a giraffe, Gracie is naturally tall and elegant, however behind the external appearance lies a powerful person who knows how to earn respect. Not only is Gracie the number one name in fashion, but has no known rivals.

Gracie is the face of Ms. Nintendique, but it is unknown if Gracie is connected with Fauna Magazine as well. Snooty villagers will sometimes call the outfits "trash" and the car a rusty heap, disgusted at the motives and ideals of Gracie's style. Gracie has appeared in every Animal Crossing series game to date, but was not featured in Dōbutsu no Mori.

Appearance

Gracie (GCN)

Gracie is a giraffe with pale yellow and dark brown hooves, brown spots on the skin, and short brown hair. Gracie wears a purple scarf, and a brown pantyhose on the legs.

One of Gracie's notable apparel is the tank shirt. The shirt has Gracie' personal design consisting of a blue fill and two circles colored green and orange. This is used in all of Gracie's furniture involving cloth.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Gracie wears round rimmed shades on the forehead colored as the same as Gracie's signature tank shirt, although appearance stays the same.

Personality

Gracie is highly pampered and it can be assumed that Gracie lives a glamorous lifestyle. Gracie drives an expensive looking car, which is generally the only car to appear in the game.

Gracie has an abrupt manner and doesn't hold back from saying any opnions.

Whenever Gracie's car becomes dirty, Gracie demands a nearby villager to clean it up. Gracie is often thought of as bossy and arrogant amongst the villagers, but will reward those who help or happen to strike the right fashion style.

Professional Life

Gracie's Fashion Line

Gracie works in the fashion industry. Gracie's designs are so well known that the name "Gracie" is synonymous with fashion (and, naturally, the magazine Gracie stars in). However, rather than be intimidated by the city, Gracie has used the hustle and bustle to become famous. Gracie owns a store in the city in Animal Crossing: City Folk and in the final upgrade of Timmy and Tommy's store, T&T Emporium in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

In the GameCube Games

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Washing Gracie's Car in Dōbutsu no Mori e+.
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In the GCN games Gracie will appear on a random week day. The player must wash Gracie's Car by tapping "A" fast. If the car isn't washed enough the player will not recieve a reward. If the car is generally clean (indicated by small sparkles), the player will recieve a normal shirt. If the car sparkles and shines, the player will obtain a special Gracie brand shirt.

An odd coincidence that occurs is that every time Copper and Booker hold a Bust Illegal Parkers campaign, Gracie appears.

In Wild World

"Hm... I don't remember how long ago it was, but a fancy car rolled up here..."
— Booker, Animal Crossing: Wild World

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, Gracie will come on a random week day by car on the same spot Redd sets up his tent. Gracie will make a quiz for the player, and then will give them a letter with clothing attached. If talked to enough Gracie will ask the player to make an offer (in Bells) on how much they want to achieve style. The player will not be able to obtain anything else from Gracie after they have both completed the quiz and received the style until the next time Gracie visits.

Animal Crossing: City Folk

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Gracie Overload
A player browses the GracieGrace store in City Folk
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Gracie has a store called "GracieGrace". The only other known staff member is Labelle. Here Gracie sells unique furniture, shirts and accessories at high prices.

Gracie will appear in this store during the first of every month, and sometimes at other dates. Gracie offers appraisals of the player's fashion sense. The items considered are the player's clothes, accessories, haircut, hair color, and shoes. However, if wearing a wig or helmet the hair style is not considered (the exception is wigs, where the color is considered).

Do:

  • wear at least one accessory (hat, wig, helmet, glasses, mask, etc.)
  • choose a haircut that matches the style of the shirt currently worn
  • wear shoes that match by color

Don't

  • have scattered colors or styles
  • have all items of the same color (e.g., don't wear all white)
  • wear bedhead hair (try covering it with a wig or helmet)
  • wear a Mii mask
  • wear an ensemble that succeeded the last time

If the player's ensemble is sufficiently coordinated, Gracie will give a 10% discount on GracieGrace purchases while within the store, though it expires when exiting the store.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf

See also: Clothing Styles
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Gracie giving the player a fashion challenge.
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After the player has expanded the Nookling store in their town to  T.I.Y., Gracie will start to visit the town's Plaza on completely random days. However, Gracie may rarely appear for some Players, making it more difficult to get the T&T Emporium. While in the plaza, Gracie expresses an interest in opening a shop, but in order to do so Gracie must check if the fashion sense of the town's people meets Gracie's fashion standards.

Gracie will then give the player the chance to complete a fashion check. Gracie selects a style theme and will ask the player to dress appropriately for that theme. The Player can only pass the fashion check by wearing an outfit with most components matching the theme and no components clashing with the theme. If the fashion check is failed three times or it is not passed before midnight, the player will have to wait until Gracie's next visit to the town before they can ask for another check. However, if the player passes the fashion check, they will receive a piece of furniture or clothing from Gracie's shop; depending on how well they scored in said fashion check (clothing is given for 'so-so' grades). After four successful fashion checks, Gracie will decide to open a shop in the town. Once T&T Emporium is built, Gracie's shop can be found on the third floor and fashion checks will no longer be available.

Effect on the Town

Whenever Gracie visits the town, the snooty female villagers take note. Occasionally, Gracie will create an outfit for villagers who do favors or pay money. As a result, Gracie’s designs have become coveted among female villagers. Peppy villagers sincerely hope that the reason they have not experienced much success in their performing careers is because they do not have fancy clothes, and see Gracie’s fashions as a way to correct the issue. The lazy villagers have been known to admit crushes on Gracie, as people of beauty do not often visit the town. If the jocks wear one of the player's patterns in Wild World, they'll say something like, "Man, that's UNCANNY. Are you Gracie's apprentice, [catchphrase]?"

Trivia

  • Copper is often shown to dislike Gracie's defiance of the law, though he does not leave his post to take any action.
  • Gracie is the tallest character in Animal Crossing, an obvious reference to the fact that Gracie's species is a giraffe.
  • If the player catches a tire in Animal Crossing: Wild World, the player references Gracie's car in the catch phrase, "Is this from Gracie's car?!".
  • Once Gracie has opened up shop with the expansion of T.I.Y. to T&T Emporium, Gracie will give the player a Mannequin upon their first purchase. 
  • In City Folk, if you wear a mii mask for your fashion check, take it off, and talk to Gracie again, Gracie may allow you to redo the fashion check.
  • In the Japanese versions of the original games, Gracie is actually an extremely effeminate male.
  • Gracie and Saharah are the only characters to have their genders censored or changed when Animal Crossing was localized in other countries.
Special Species
Forest / Crossing Moles: Don Resetti | Mr. Resetti
Pelicans: Pelly | Pete | Phyllis
Hedgehogs: Mabel | Sable
Raccoons/Tanukis: Timmy | Tom | Tommy
Others: Blanca (Cat) | Blathers (Owl) | Booker (Dog) | Chip (Beaver) | Copper (Dog) | Farley (Druid/Gnome) | Franklin (Turkey) | Gracie (Giraffe) | Gulliver (Seagull) | Jack (Unknown) | Jingle (Reindeer) | Joan (Boar) | K.K. Slider (Dog) | Kapp'n (US:Turtle, JP:Kappa) | Katrina (Panther) | Porter (Monkey) | Redd (Red Fox) | Rover (Cat) | Saharah (Camel) | Snowman | Mayor Tortimer (Tortoise) | Wendell (Walrus) | Wisp (Sprit)
Wild World Owls: Blathers | Celeste
Pelicans: Pelly | Pete | Phyllis
Hedgehog: Mabel | Sable
Raccoons/Tanukis: Timmy | Tom | Tommy
Others: Blanca (Cat) | Booker (Dog) | Brewster (Pigeon) | Copper (Dog) | Cornimer (Tortoise) | Dr. Shrunk (Axolotl) | Gracie (Giraffe) | Gulliver (Seagull) | Harriet (Poodle) | Joan (Boar) | K.K. Slider (Dog) | Kaitlin (Cat) | Kapp'n (US:Turtle, JP:Kappa) | Katie (Cat) | Katrina (Panther) | Lyle (Weasel) | Mr. Resetti (Mole) | Pascal (Sea Otter) | Redd (Red Fox) | Rover (Cat) | Saharah (Camel) | Snowman | Mayor Tortimer (Tortoise) | Wendell (Walrus)
City Folk Cats: Blanca | Rover | Kaitlin | Katie
Moles: Don Resetti | Mr. Resetti
Owls: Blathers | Celeste
Pelicans: Pelly | Pete | Phyllis
Hedgehog: Labelle | Mabel | Sable
Raccoons/Tanukis: Timmy | Tom | Tommy
Others: Booker (Dog) | Brewster (Pigeon) | Clerk (Unknown) | Copper (Dog) | Dr. Shrunk (Axolotl) | Emcee (Unknown) | Frillard (Frill-necked Lizard) | Gracie (Giraffe) | Gulliver (Seagull) | Harriet (Poodle) | Joan (Boar) | K.K. Slider | Kapp'n (US:Turtle, JP:Kappa) | Katrina (Panther) | Kicks (Skunk) | Labelle (Hedgehog) | Lloid (Gyroid) | Lyle (Weasel) | Nat (Chameleon) | Pascal (Sea Otter) | Pavé (Peacock) | Phineas (Sea Lion) | Redd (Red Fox) | Saharah (Camel) | Serena (Dog) | Snowman | Mayor Tortimer (Tortoise) | Wendell (Walrus) | Wisp (Genie) | Yellow Bird (Bird) | Zipper T. Bunny (Costumed)
New Leaf Alpacas: Reese | Cyrus
Cats: Blanca | Kaitlin | Katie | Rover
Dogs: Booker | Copper | Digby | Harriet | Isabelle | K.K. Slider
Moles: Don Resetti | Mr. Resetti
Owls: Blathers | Celeste
Pelicans: Pelly | Pete | Phyllis
Hedgehogs: Labelle | Mabel | Sable
Raccoons/Tanukis: Timmy | Tom | Tommy
Turtles/Kappas: Grams | Leila | Leilani | Kapp'n
Others: Brewster (Pigeon) | Clerk (Unknown) | Dr. Shrunk (Axolotl) | Emcee (Unknown) | Frillard (Frill-necked Lizard) | Gracie (Giraffe) | Gulliver (Seagull) | Joan (Boar) | Katrina (Panther) | Kicks (Skunk) | Lloid (Gyroid) | Lyle (Weasel) | Nat (Chameleon) | Pascal (Sea Otter) | Pavé (Peacock) | Phineas (Sea Lion) | Redd (Red Fox) | Saharah (Camel) | Snowman | Mayor Tortimer (Tortoise) | Wendell (Walrus) | Yellow Bird (Bird) | Zipper T. Bunny (Costumed)
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