Find your voice, tell your Stori.

Purveyors of handmade leather journals, stationery, & craft events since 2015


From daily life, to personal growth,

to travelling the world and back again;

Stori Dori is ready to behold your wonders and discoveries.

Ramadan Stickers

Designed to help you get Ramadan ready


Book covers or pocket insert for your journal,

these beauties will align in any A5 / Epic Stori Dori.


Handmade one of kind pieces, reimagined through the passage of time.

Always Becoming

To explore the universe within

To discover who you are

To reconnect with & redefine what matters most

To cultivate a space of tranquility

That is the joy of journaling

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A collection inspired by people.

In your hands this supple and textured to the touch journal becomes silky smooth through an organic patina change.

The uniqueness of this Tuscan leather adds to the charm, elegance, and ageing beauty of a well loved personal item. With room to expand by adding inserts for different needs, it’ll become the ideal companion to document, track, and plan your life.


What a liberty…

These iconic fabrics were all we could dream about when creating this new collection. Made from the finest Tana Lawn cotton, we sought to reimagine a versatile personal item that is a pleasure to have and hold.

Luxury in the hand as a book cover, or to bring the party with these exquisite designs to your journal as a pocket insert. You get to decide how it’ll fit in to your life.


Be proud of who you are, it took everything to get here.

A collection celebrating the accomplishments of creative minds from the past.

Inspired by art that we find around us and learning the history embedded within, Heritage pieces are truly one a kind and come with a Stori unlike any other.




“I am my own muse, the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.”

– Frida Kahlo

Personal reflection time is needed now more than ever before, without it we risk constantly hitting snooze on figuring out who we are and what we need in life in order to thrive.

Journaling is the simplest way to connect with and observe how we’re experiencing life. With room to grow and change, there really is no wrong way to go about it.

There is only you, the journey you’re on, and always becoming.

That’s why we’ve been making Stori Doris since 2015, and we are honoured to serve you. 


Leather Feature: Badalassi Carlo Pueblo

The Spanish word ‘Pueblo’ derives from Latin and means ‘people’. It refers to the indigenous peoples of the south-western USA who are renowned as being proud individuals with a strong character. The article name ‘Pueblo’ is a tribute to these people.


Produced by the world famous Badalassi Carlo tannery, Pueblo combines ruggedness with elegance.


Pure 100% vegetable tanned, dyed through with a unique rustic appearance, and polished with the roll of amber stone that gives it a luxurious textured feel.


Rubbing the skins with a dry cloth will burnish it brighter as well as moving the colour darker. The more you use your journal, the more ‘lived in’ look you’ll achieve. Pueblo can be treated with natural creams and waxes. The touch to begin feels textured, but even if untreated over the years, the surface will become silky smooth through handling.

“For us tanning means to learn and to test, never imitate. Following ancient and secret procedures that graze the alchemy, we research the perfection, but we pay attention not to reach it.

In fact each skin of ours has its complicated personality with its qualities and lacks and it is exactly from their deep knowledge that comes out love and respect.

We work our skins with the hands, we carve them, we incise them, we colour them, giving them unequalled and refined features.

The true quality is given from essence of the skin, and every skin is different from the other ones. We exploit this, with all its own features.”  – Carlo Badalassi

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Our Team

Team work makes the dream work. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our awesome crew.

Nilly Ilgüy

Founder & Creative Director

Stori Dori fave: Epic+ Seeker Planner in limited edition Ocean colour.

Likes: Craft Buffet, park hopping with her Sonshines, and cinnamon flavoured everything.

Lewis Hillier

Production Manager

Stori Dori fave: Tall Traveller in Rosewood

Likes: Origami, doodling, getting hands on and making things, fine details, Turkish börek & a nice cup of tea.

Reyhana Ismail

Designer extraordinaire, Rey has been instrumental in bringing our insert designs to life.

Rai McLaren

Our newest honorary member of the Stori Dori team, working with Rai is an honour and a privilege. His impeccable photography skills caught our eye and since then we’ve completed our first shoot for SD’s relaunch.

Sumayah G.

The youngest and brightest member of the team, Sumayah has made a massive impression on us with her enthusiasm to learn and zeal for photography. She has a keen eye for details and storytelling through her snapshots. We are proud to have her on our team and can’t wait to see what else we produce together.

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