20 Inspirational, Clean E-Commerce Website Designs

Many e-commerce websites tend to get very cluttered and suffer from not being user friendly. In this post we’ll showcase 20 e-commerce sites that have taken a different approach. All of these sites have very clean designs, leaning more towards minimalism rather than clutter. While this style of design is common with other types of websites, it’s not that typical for e-commerce sites. These sites may help to show that e-commerce designs do not need to be cluttered use excessive design elements.

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Acne

Acne

Shoe Guru

Shoe Guru

J.Crew

J.Crew

Anna Scholz

Anna Scholz

Mowhawk

Mowhawk

Howies

HOwies

DesignCode

DesignCode

DKNY

DKNY

Nestliving

Nestliving

Tiger of Sweden

Tiger of Sweden

White and Warren

White and Warren

Fred Perry

Fred Berry

The Few Gallery

The Few Gallery

Nine West

Nine West

Victoria’s Secret

Victoria's Secret

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

Naked & Angry

Naked & Angry

Hard Graft

Hard Graft

Archiduchesse

Archiduchesse

Habitat Shoes

Habitat Shoes

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Published July 28th, 2009 by

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  • Dzinepress, July 29, 2009

    you always share beautiful stuff. thanks

  • Mirko, July 29, 2009

    Great examples there, and truly efficient ecommerce websites there. Clients are often so afraid that people will miss a product that they want you to put everything on every page, now I get something to show them.

  • Chris Dawson, July 29, 2009

    We also did a ‘clean’ ecommerce site earlier in the year: http://www.bibico.co.uk – using Shopify

  • aledesign.it, July 29, 2009

    Fantastic post. I need in this period. I preferer a commere clean and easy. Is the better way for the users.

  • Daniel, July 29, 2009

    A few more really nice fashion-oriented websites are featured in the fashion section of siteInspire:

    http://siteinspire.net/showcase/category/theme/fashion

    and in the shop section:

    http://siteinspire.net/showcase/category/type/shop

  • Vandelay Design, July 29, 2009

    Thanks Daniel, I’m checking them out now.

    Chris,
    That site looks pretty good. Nice work.

  • Gaurav, July 29, 2009

    Great stuff to learn something from. Light design works great than stuffing useless codes. Good you shared these sites with me. Now checking few of them. Thanks!

  • dave@resisttoday.com, July 30, 2009

    I design and run an independent art shop selling wallets, messenger bags, tees and prints. The site is pretty clean and might be a nice indie addition to this list:

    http://www.resisttoday.com

    Cheers!
    -dave

  • Runway Fashion, July 30, 2009

    These sites are inspiring. I always try to keep it simple, but what the client wants the client gets. And the client doesn’t know jack!

  • Aloe Vera Uses, July 30, 2009

    nice collections!!

  • Jeniffer Craft, July 30, 2009

    i liked reading ur post and the various designs looks so proffesionally made.

  • website design, August 1, 2009

    Really nice collection. Shopping online needs to clean and simple. The fewer clicks the better in order to convert that browser into a buyer. Great article guys.

  • Vandelay Website Design, August 1, 2009

    Thanks for the feedback on this post everyone.

  • free coupons, August 6, 2009

    love the theme and finally a blog where the font is not burning into my eyes.

  • Ecommerce web design, August 10, 2009

    Websites must be creatively maintained in ways that address both its visitors and the search engines, ecommerce sites are not left behind, having a great design is a great to attract a customer.

    Thanks for sharing the collections of great designs

  • insurance, August 10, 2009

    Thank you for sharing information,Indeed it will increase the exposure to the users. Great work

  • website designing dehradun, August 13, 2009

    Thanks for such a nice and efficient e-commerce websites………………………..
    Thank you for sharing information,Indeed it will revolution the exposure to the customer…………………………..

  • Erwin, August 27, 2009

    Thank you for this resource. I love minimal and clean design too. That’s a reason why i build another ecommerce gallery focusing for this minimal and beautiful design.

  • erkasoft web tasarim, September 7, 2009

    clean and easy navigational designs are more productive. thanks for inspiration.

  • egyptian web designer, October 27, 2009

    cool collection
    so clean so easy to navigate it
    thanks

  • tips, November 10, 2009

    wow so clean and looking nice desigs.i lobe the j.crew design that is so sexy lol

  • saç ekimi, December 6, 2009

    I’m really very useful to follow a long-time see this as a blog here Thank you for your valuable information.

  • ShoeLover, March 18, 2010

    How can I find out who designed the habitat.com shoe site?

    • Vandelay Website Design, March 18, 2010

      ShoeLover,
      I don’t know who designed it. You can contact someone at habitat and see if they can refer you.

  • Amazing design collection~ Thank you!

    You are welcome to take a look at these free templates at my sties. Any feedback will be highly appreciated.

  • James, March 2, 2012

    Great examples, i am always banging on to clients that ecommerce should be functional led rather than design led, these sites complement this theory perfectly, ecommerce websites should be both easy and efficient to navigate. Thanks