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Our Story

Independently-owned and constantly evolving, Lifestory is a destination for lovers of Scandinavian design and lifestyle, considered products that share the traits of beauty and function.

Curated by owner Susan Doherty, Lifestory seeks to bring that perfect combination of lifestyle store and coffee bar to Edinburgh (beans are sourced from local businesses). Its shelves display everything from ceramics to cushions, from unisex fragrance to children’s toys, from jewellery to design magazines.

Lifestory is a destination, intentionally so, and it is home to a host of designers from across the globe. The focus is on Scandinavian and Nordic design (Studio Arhoj, Rains, Ferm Living, HAY, Lindform, Notem and many more) with local and UK designers and makers featuring strongly, particularly in the areas of wall art, ceramics and jewellery.

Our community is our heart and we love this wonderful part of town full of independent stores and eateries. It's the people that make a business special, and at Lifestory you'll meet a wonderful small team of knowledgable people who truly live the Lifestory ethos and are happy to impart their knowledge about our range, and help you find what you are looking for. Lifestory is proud to be a living wage employer. 



The bricks & mortar store in Edinburgh is open 7 days

We have also been working really hard to make our range accessible and the experience enjoyable online and you can shop the collections here on our website or via facebook or instagram.

UK, AUS + USA shipping (UK is free over £59) is available. We are shipping your parcels every day.

    We accept most debit and credit cards, including AMEX. We also accept cash, plus you can avail of Klarna buy now pay later and Shop Pay.