25+ Inspirational E-Commerce Website Designs – Part Two

Well-designed e-commerce sites can provide a more enjoyable user experience, and they can also be excellent sources of design inspiration. Of course, usability is far more important than appearance when it comes to creating a user-friendly e-commerce website, but having an attractive and usable site is a great combination. This collection is intended to showcase some e-commerce sites that have an attractive design.

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Ginger Pup Lane

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Design by Humans

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Chop Shop

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Crate & Barrel

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TOOBYDO

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Bees andGees

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Ugmonk

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Walkie Talkie

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Super Lamb Banana

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The Little Zebra

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Soup Studios

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Life & Home

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i.Lumine

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Ralph Lauren Rugby

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The Ampersand Shoppe

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La Senza

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Sucre

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Little Kids Bedrooms

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Deckpeck

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Bronson Vitamins

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Wearable Print

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Uppercase

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Nort Berlin

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Armani Exchange

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Talbots

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Operation Phoenix

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  • Brandon Cox, February 23, 2009

    I love these links! Makes me very glad the e-commerce spectrum is catching up in terms of user experience and design. Much better than 18 white boxes of assorted sizes and zero padding.

  • fitness exercise equipment, February 23, 2009

    Nice Post. Thanks for sharing and keep posting more new info.

    Thanks again.

  • Ken the tech, February 23, 2009

    deckpeck is really nice :)

  • Talita, February 23, 2009

    Thanks for this collection, great stuff.I was actually trying to put together a post exactly like this one a few weeks ago but I couldn’t find enough stand out ecommerce websites. Good digging!

  • Web Templates, February 23, 2009

    They are good designs but some of them are not search friendly and may not perform well in search engines.

  • Jacques van Heerden, February 23, 2009

    Nice list, some inspiration for my shop I will be opening soon! keep it up!

  • Timothy, February 23, 2009

    Awesome list! Very inspirational

  • Jonathan Kong, February 23, 2009

    This is by no means a exhaustive list of inspirational ecommerce sites but a good one still. It is said that aesthetics played a important role in credibility of the site. Looking forward to more gems on Vandelay. :)

  • Fabrizio, February 23, 2009

    Nice websites, some of them are really good sources of inspiration.
    And I agree with the first comment :)

  • Amy Stoddard, February 23, 2009

    Nice collection. Would be nice to know which stores are using a canned (programming) shopping cart or a custom cart.

  • joyoge designers' bookmark, February 23, 2009

    very nice e-commerce sites thanks for list..

  • thomas romer, February 23, 2009

    Thanks for the mention. We get on a few of these kinds of lists and its good to get the designer love. We are also The Chopping Block, Inc. a design firm which is where the work was done.

    I would like to extend %15 off to your readers as well if anyone is interested. Use “blogarious” during checkout to apply to the contents of your cart. It even works with the dirt cheap tees for under $10!

  • Jeff, February 23, 2009

    Thanks for including Ugmonk!

    It’s an honor to be up there with so many other great designs.

  • nszumowski, February 23, 2009

    just when I’m about to start on an e-commerce project, perfect!

  • David, February 23, 2009

    Much better list than the last one. Ecomm is much harder to do than regular sites and its always nice to see different directions.

  • thomas romer, February 23, 2009

    we customized X-Cart, which we later regretted due to the inability to update with new versions. we are re-tooling the back-end now to enhance customer requests.

    as a design company we have worked with majento as well. seems simple, but can get fairly involved if you have specific needs. so i am told.

  • liam, February 23, 2009

    Beautiful stuff, really love every single one of these! Thanks

  • Miro, February 23, 2009

    Check http://www.zik.ca/. French only (for now), sorry

  • brock @ mma gear, February 24, 2009

    These are great designs, its good to see that there are e commerce sites that focus on implementing a more creative design than the usual ones, very refreshing!

  • viewville jeremy, February 24, 2009

    Always nice to see these types of collections for inspiration. And apparently the internet was built to sell t-shirts! (so many cool shirt stores). Need a photo art print? Let us know.

  • jzlosman, February 25, 2009

    There are some great ones here, I especially like the tshirts on the clothes line. Another website that has taken the ugliness out of e-commerce – http://esperanzacuisine.com

  • Real University Degree, February 26, 2009

    Great sites, I liked no.6 so much.

    well done.

  • Mike, February 27, 2009

    Great designs. Good inspiration

  • Dainis Graveris, February 27, 2009

    Crate&Barrel website is definitely my favorite one because of it’s clean, subtle design.

  • thomas romer, February 27, 2009

    The 3rd one is my favorite because its mine.

  • KooWii, February 28, 2009

    This helps me to get some inspiration for my new e-commerce project. Finding a suitable web design is hard and a good one can help to attract visitors which means traffics a.k.a profits.

  • GregR, February 28, 2009

    Great Websites, I have to agree, I really like the Crate and Barrel layout, very…Crate and Barrel

  • Make Stable Money Online, March 1, 2009

    Gorgeous showcase I especially like the TOOBYDO design because of the big powerful image on the home page.

  • Craig, March 3, 2009

    It’s interesting to see some big name companies above mixed in with the smaller fish – all great designs which is refreshing for shopping cart solutions.

  • Scott, March 5, 2009

    This post gave a lot of great sites for ideas and inspiration when designing my site. I will continue to reference this post to look at when working to improve my site’s design. Thanks!

  • bill parker, March 5, 2009

    These are great but I wonder long term if it’s really a good idea to have a theme where 50% of the screen real estate is reserved for large images. Seems if this was a good idea we would see it on ebay, amazon, newegg, etc..

  • ice hockey equipment, March 6, 2009

    I think the design of ecommerce site should be little bit lighter designed.

  • Joel Dondis, March 25, 2009

    Vandelay Team,

    Thank you for choosing Sucre! We are truly flattered. Our site changes with the seasons. We have just launched a few product videos and plan on adding one or two more a week until all product catagories are covered. The new Sucre site would never have been possible without Peter Rigney and his fabulous team at Annunciation Intereactive, http://www.annunciate.org

  • Ksenia, March 26, 2009

    Thanks a lot. Your post gives a kind of inspiration and reminds that it’s hi time to go back to work and create something at last

  • johnmilton, March 31, 2009

    Hi..
    Nice list, and some of these would certainly be very inspirational and also would serve as a good source of reference.
    Thanks..

  • Stuart Staples, May 19, 2009

    Great collection. The general appearance of an e-com site is always (also) a function of the goods on display. A personal favourite of late is http://www.deconet.com which apart from being good looking has some adorable stuff for sale too…

  • visiblenet, July 22, 2009

    I loved the original list you came up with, but this one is even better! Really appreciate you sharing your taste in quality eCommerce design. So many of them are stuck in the late 90′s early 00′s and are in desperate need of a face lift. Look forward to more posts like this in the future.

  • joab ng, August 21, 2009

    Ecommerce site should have simpe or lighter design. More emphasis should be on the good looking.

  • erkasoft web tasarim, September 7, 2009

    thanks for inspiration.

  • chopshopstore, September 7, 2009

    also use “givemeabreak” to get 15% off at http://www.chopshopstore.com site pictured at #3.

  • Cheap ecommerce website design, September 9, 2009

    These ecommerce websites are a good inpirations as well as a good exapmles of how ecommerce websites should look like

  • aledesign.it, October 28, 2009

    So nice this collection! Great post! thanks for inspiration.

  • top downloads fonts, November 23, 2009

    Thanks man your all design are very fine and helpful i realy appriciate you

  • Ian Brodie ~ Get More Clients, December 6, 2009

    All of these are beautiful – but some are perhaps a bit crowded. If I was a shopper I’d have so many options I’d not know what to do.

    Ian

  • Space and Time, December 7, 2009

    Love the clothes line :)

  • seo, December 23, 2009

    very nice, I liked “Life & Home” so much.

  • Chotrul E-Commerce Design, December 31, 2009

    Some of these E-Commerce site designs are very nice indeed … I particularly like the design of Soup Studios. I’d agree with the comment above about knowing which shopping cart was being used for each site. This would be a good insight. However, perhaps even more important for myself would be to know what CMS or inventory system was being used. Then you’d have more criteria by which to judge the design of the transactional website.

  • paintball store, February 19, 2010

    Thanks for post. Nort Berlin is excellent design!

  • Get Clients Now, March 2, 2010

    Great designs. Toobydo is a nice and clean style.

    Thanks

  • Kristin Currier, March 10, 2010

    Great list. Crate and Barrel has always been fantastic…highly usable, bold readable text, large crisp images, clean white background so you aren’t distracted from either the text or the products. So many eCommerce designs are so design-happy you forget what they are selling. Also, Talbots has always been great. The retail emails are fantastic as well. Makes me want to move back up to the South Shore area of Boston to work for them sometimes!

  • munir ardi, April 6, 2010

    very nice I like so much

  • ecommerce web design, July 20, 2010

    Nice list there particulary like Crate & Barrel, and La Senza : )

  • Chop Shop, July 20, 2010

    No way. Chop Shop is the best one. I am totally unbiased.

  • Mike, October 1, 2010

    I’m Currently building a site now. Always love these collection.. Great inspiration! Thank You

  • Discount Body Care, November 2, 2010

    I loved the collection.. I am developing an e-commerce site and this comes handy for my designing process.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Urviho, November 11, 2010

    Nice collection :) Thanks for inspiration :)

  • tuz, November 28, 2010

    Ecommerce site should have simpe or lighter design. More emphasis should be on the good looking.

  • SEMclix, May 24, 2011

    I love the simplicity of Deckpeck, great big buttons and awesome colors! I would have to say that these are defiantly inspirational ecommerce websites. Thanks for creating this list!

  • Neale, September 16, 2011

    I like the bronson design on your site, they have changed it since and its not so appealing.. I geting ready to overhaul my shop so thanks for the pointers..