PAD Lifestyle is a fashion and homeware boutique based in Edinburgh founded by Anna Atwal. Having always been interested in design and running her own business, Anna opened PAD Lifestyle in 2015, transforming a dilapidated newspaper shop into an inviting retail space. Anna’s ‘no rules’ attitude allows fluidity and flexibility - the team adapt and change their range to maintain interest and intrigue. It is this attitude which has led to PAD’s success which includes recently being nominated as Best Independent Retailer at the I-on Magazine Breakthrough Awards.
"Stores will have to transform their offering to keep customers' interests as online continues to explode. It's going to be all about 'experiential offerings' and advances in technology and social media will play a big part in delivering this."