This is how the story goes.

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Fashion Journal

This is how the story goes.

Two friends wanted to bring back the intimacy and personal touch to gift-giving. So they decided to start Short Story, a brand that breathes life back into homewares and accessories.

Stocking everything from award-winning sushi socks to scented soy candles and paper craft, Short Story is the place to find a unique gift.

Once you fill your basket, you can score 25 per cent off the purchase price. Just use the code FJSS10 online or mention this article in-store at Westfield Doncaster, Chadstone, Highpoint and Bayswater to get a nice little discount.


This article was originally published in Fashion Journal 163. You can read it here.

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