25 Creative E-Commerce Website Designs

E-Commerce sites are often considered to be boring and unattractive, however, that is not always the case. This post showcases 25 e-commerce sites that demonstrate creativity in the design. It may be the layout, graphics, design style or site structure, but all of them break the mould of the typical e-commerce site. For more inspiration from e-commerce sites, see our gallery CartFrenzy.

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Ride Four Ever

Ride Four Ever

Mom & Popcorn

Mom & Popcorn

The Affair

The Affair

Hipstery

Hipstery

Benestar

Benestar

Green Label Organics

Green Label Organics

RedVelvetArt

RedVelvetArt

CellarThief

CellarThief

Shirt Fight

Shirt Fight

K2 Snowboarding

K2 Snowboarding

Storenvy

Storenvy

Edge of Urge

Edge of Urge

’47

'47

Levi’s

Levi's

McMenamins

McMenamins

Giraffe

Giraffe

Saddleback Leather Company

Saddleback Leather Company

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

Yellow Bird Project

Yellow Bird Project

Clever Craft

Clever Craft

Free People

Free People

Pally Giraffe

Pally Giraffe

Mouse to Minx

Mouse to Minx

Cinnia Edua

Cinnia Edua

Duchy of Cornwall Nursery

Duchy of Cornwall Nursery

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Published February 8th, 2010 by

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  • Jana Schweiss, February 9, 2010

    Great picks! I love Green Label Organics – So simple, effective & creative!

  • aledesign.it, February 9, 2010

    Is really amazing this post! There so many ideas! i’m so confused! I’m happy for this examples..Really good! Green Label Organics, mom & popcorn and benestar re my preferite!

  • alfiks, February 9, 2010

    The affair looks quit interesting, not the best solution for e commerce, but however very creative.

  • Amy Irwin, February 9, 2010

    Nice roundup! Love Benestar, Clever Craft and Mouse to Minx. Nice to see such creativity in an e-commerce design!

  • Lauri, February 9, 2010

    Great designs, but as a marketer I must say none of these does not support business. Business drives website, not the other way around.

    • Vandelay Website Design, February 9, 2010

      Lauri,
      No one is disagreeing with you. It’s simply a showcase of creative designs.

  • Bill, February 9, 2010

    Here’s a nice clean one not listed:

    http://www.terrafirmaclothing.com

  • New York Web Designer, February 9, 2010

    Great examples of how eCommerce should be done!

  • Apeeples, February 10, 2010

    Wow!! very nice! Amazing.

  • Web Templates, February 10, 2010

    The first couple are very non-traditional. The one with people lined on the bottom, may confuse visitors as they don’t have a clear navigation plan.

  • Iphone Application Developer, February 10, 2010

    Well all these websites are creative and i specially like the first one in the list “Ride Four Ever”.

  • Multiweb, February 11, 2010

    Very very good showcase. Very good web design!

  • Philippine call center services, February 11, 2010

    I like the one from The Affair. It’s very unusual.

  • Mike, February 11, 2010

    Ride Four Ever rocks.

  • OZoke, February 11, 2010

    yeas, it’s just design.. how about popularity? ebay anad amazon is not in your list :)

    • Vandelay Website Design, February 11, 2010

      OZoke,
      The point of the post was to showcase design, after all, that’s what this blog is about. Obviously Ebay and Amazon are extremely successful but they don’t fit in this post.

  • Martyn, February 12, 2010

    Storenvy and Giraffe are my favorite style wise, great list for my bookmarks tho. Thanks

  • Umang, February 12, 2010

    Wow.. these designs are mind blowing! thanks for the inspiration!

  • E-commerce Website, February 15, 2010

    Nice designs, most of here are very nice and beautiful designs, I love the Giraffe and Mouse to Mix style, these are looking very unique then others.

  • uknow, February 17, 2010

    I really like Mom and Popcorn and Red Velvet Art. Very cool!

  • Paula, February 19, 2010

    The Mouse to Minx brand was created and is run by a marketer, as was the art direction of the site: me! And I can assure you that EVERY decision regarding design is driven by the business need. Which is why, despite being still a single-handed enterprise, it now has a global following.

    Thanks for the coverage, and much Love

    Paula Daly

  • Great designs! Good to see such highly credible work being shown online cheers!

  • Topical, February 23, 2010

    To Ozoke:

    That’s what this all about man, I mean everyone knows ebay and amazon are the successful ones, and in order to compete them, we can’t just make some ordinary e-commerce blogs…we have to put some spice on them, some taste, and these 25 designs? They are have great taste…

  • sarah, February 23, 2010

    Great site. I really love “Giraffe” Design.
    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  • manboo, February 24, 2010

    Mom & Popcorn is my favorite.

  • Didim, March 8, 2010

    free people looks nice wouldnt mind to create one like that. nice selection

  • Elas Beauty Shop, March 12, 2010

    This is a wonderful e-commerce design collection.
    Maybe there are to much grungy elements in some of these design.

  • Facebook Application, June 1, 2010

    Well Ilike all them but I like the most website is Mom & Popcorn.In this website that man over their is amazing, Great insipration for me

  • iPhone Developers, June 1, 2010

    Well design and well Balanced sites but i like the “Ride Four Ever”.That site i like most and many users like them.

    Great Post

  • Really nice collection here, loved the pally giraffe one alot.

  • Andrew Barbara, June 14, 2010

    The affairs website is awesome, i came accross it bout 4 months ago when I was doing research but couldn’t remember what the name was till i’ve just seen it there. Really like the concept, it’s something a bit different.

  • pixelcone, June 29, 2010

    I got some inspiration but still I can’t find the design I like. What if you want to sell different products like amazon did. What do you think is the best design for that?
    Something that can be standout and adhere the 9 Characteristics of Well-Designed E-Commerce.

  • pcnw, August 29, 2010

    I like the “Free People”. Its so fresh and eye-catching! thanks for sharing

  • Mirror Mirror Bijoux, January 30, 2011

    This list was useful to me when I designed our Jewelry sales e-commerce website. I especially liked CellerTheif.

  • Vaggelis, September 13, 2011

    Very inspiring article. Especially the “Green Label Organics” template is fresh, simple and really friendly. Such designs contribute largely to conversions.