About Us

81a Store is an online store with a considered curation of lifestyle goods, handmade homewares and thoughtful gifts. 

We welcome onboard deep rooted & innovative small brands and products, that have been thoughtfully & mindfully designed to bring function and attraction to the home and everyday living, with less impact to our surroundings.
Our belief is that the pieces you welcome into your home should resonate with you in some way, last a lifetime and become apart of everyday uses within your routine.

At 81a Store we carefully source functional, well-made, lasting creative goods with a focus on supporting makers and designers in the process. We intentionally keep our line-up of makers compact, offering a small-but-perfectly-selected range of products. 
We often join hands with our makers to create exclusive & collaborative pieces. With a focus to reduce over production and waste, these pieces are individually crafted in small batches within the UK. 

It has been our goal to bring our customers an opportunity to shop mindfully and to gift great.
Offering UK-wide delivery, often dispatched next-day from our teeny studio in Manchester, 81a Store has been mindfully thought together to home a range of wonderfully designed, well-made, new, pre-loved & vintage goods.

 

Please note: 
You may notice some of our earliest collaborations will have our former name ‘ Found Lifestore’ stamped into ceramic pieces.
We may have a new name however, it still reflects our passion and admiration for each maker and the pieces we  have developed together. Our ethos and beliefs remain the same. 
Turns out, the name just wasn’t quite for us. 

Packaging

Our packaging is plastic free wherever possible. We have made our best efforts to make your shopping experience with us less impactful on the planet. 
All orders are carefully selected and hand-wrapped by us.
We hope that you will re-use our packaging for gardening, storage, posting parcels and or recycling responsibly.

Our packing peanuts dissolve in water, please don’t bin them!
We best advise to pop them in a bucket and fill with warm water until fully dissolved. Discard down an outside drain (just incase). 

We aim to ship orders within 1-3 days.

During Festive Holidays and Sale periods, packages may take longer to arrive with you due to courier delays.
If you feel your order may be lost in the post, please contact us to let us know – more details can be found here, under Delivery & Returns.

Testimonials & Reviews

Hannah
As displayed on the shop
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Item as displayed on the online shop, great quality and has made an excellent gift. Delivered quickly in good packaging. Will definitely order again!
NRW
Beautifully crafted items, such a gem of a shop!
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So pleased with my items from Found life store! A lot of care and attention clearly went in to sourcing the items. They arrived very well packaged in eco friendly wrapping. The website is easy to use and the items are beautifully curated. There are so many special pieces on there. Can't wait to get cooking with my garlic grater 😀 Thank you! Already eyeing up my next purchase!
Lucy H
Perfect shop for special pieces!
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Absolutely love my items from here! I purchased a lovely little vase and 2 egg cups which are all so unique and that is what makes them so special. It is clear that lots of time and effort goes into sourcing the items for the store and it is greatly appreciated so I can get my mitts on them!! Wonderfully packaged (super eco-friendly)! Will definitely be buying more!
Mrs K
Fantastic smelling incense cones
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Fantastic smelling incense cones. Great packaging. Amazing communication throughout. Would really recommend this company. I am going to definitely order again. Will look next at the pottery.
V.H
Vase #004
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Very efficient service and beautiful products, would highly recommend!
Ryan
Lovely Products
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Bought the IRH.STUDIO dish and some incense cones, came well packaged and they look great. The incense cones bring such a nice relaxing atmosphere to my living room. Great products 👌
NRW
Incense Cones - Orange & Cinnamon
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Such a lovely classic fragrance, very festive. The perfect scent for Autumn & Christmas!
Anthony
Ordered A Small Plate
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Ordered a small plate online from Found Life Store. It was a simple process and the item was despatched and delivered within 48 hours. Great service.
Mrs Kelsall
IRH.Studio Dish
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Lovely dish received. Excellent service and lovely packaging. Thank you
Alice
New favourite home store
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I am in love with the throw I ordered from this small business! Item came BEAUTIFULLY packaged within a couple days of placing my order. I'm obsessed and it will be a timeless piece in my home. Definitely will be ordering from this store again, thank you!
Customer
Incense Cones - Peach & Mango
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Gorgeous fragrance, burnt well and arrived quickly. Can't wait to use more! 🙂 thank you
Hannah H
Ceramic Garlic Grater #002
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Useful little item for the kitchen, makes cooking that little bit quicker!
NRW
Ceramic Garlic Grater - #001
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Beautifully made! Love the glaze colour. Such a lovely little addition to the kitchen. Adds character, super functional and well crafted.
Customer
Incense Cones - Orange & Cinnamon -
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Great scent. Packaged really well. Communication excellent throughout.
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