The best 30 online shops of the month [Shoppies – March 2015]

Categories Web Design

Check out our new sister site: SHOPPIES, the ecommerce awards offered to the best up-and-coming online shops for excellence in user experience and web design.
This the end of the month roundup featuring the best shops, what platforms they’re using, the SHOPPIES grades (for UX, identity & content), and a short description. Hopefully this will inspire you to create your own online shop (or grow it if you already have one) and get your very own SHOPPIES award!

Surface to Air

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Platform used: N/A
User experience: 5 out of 5
Identity: 5 out of 5
Content: 5 out of 5

Surface to Air is a well known contemporary fashion brand and creative film studio.

Peter Nappi

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Platform used: Shopify
User experience: 4 out of 5
Identity: 3 out of 5
Content: 4 out of 5

Designed in Nashville and handmade in Tuscany, Peter Nappi premium leather footwear and goods are a distinctive blend of Italian heritage and American personality.

Zoku

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Platform used: Shopify
User experience: 4 out of 5
Identity: 4 out of 5
Content: 4 out of 5

The patented Zoku Quick Pop Maker is a product that freezes ice pops in 7-9 minutes. Zoku products are available in more than 30 countries worldwide via their online shop.

Poco Nido

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Platform used: N/A
User experience: 3 out of 5
Identity: 4 out of 5
Content: 3 out of 5

Poco Nido offers footwear and clothing for kids in limited runs.

Common Deer

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Platform used: Shopify
User experience: 3 out of 5
Identity: 3 out of 5
Content: 3 out of 5

Common Deer is a small shop where you can find american made gifts, decor, jewelry, accessories, and more!

reCAP Mason Jars

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Platform used: BigCommerce
User experience: 3 out of 5
Identity: 3 out of 5
Content: 3 out of 5

The Original reCAP transforms Mason jars into multi-purpose, reusable containers!

Ewin’s Dry Goods

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Platform used: Shopify
User experience: 4 out of 5
Identity: 4 out of 5
Content: 4 out of 5

Ewin’s Dry Goods is a shop that carries quality items made by artisan-craftsmen that when properly cared for will become family heirlooms.

Cupick

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Platform used: Shopify
Platform used: N/A
User experience: 3 out of 5
Identity: 3 out of 5
Content: 4 out of 5

Cupick is a place that sells, promotes, and shares works by various artists. Every artist or designer has it’s own profile page where they can showcase their work portfolio.

Tinkering Monkey

Tinkering-Monkey

Platform used: WooCommerce
User experience: 4 out of 5
Identity: 4 out of 5
Content: 4 out of 5

Tinkering Monkey is a wood signage studio with a crisp take on the art of traditional sign making, run by two designers.

Anthropologie Europe

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Platform used: ATG Commerce
User experience: 4 out of 5
Identity: 4 out of 5
Content: 4 out of 5

Anthropologie offers a one-of-a-kind and compelling shopping experience that makes women feel beautiful, hopeful and connected.

Pact

Pact

Platform used: N/A
User experience: 5 out of 5
Identity: 5 out of 5
Content: 4 out of 5

Pact are on a mission to get the UK drinking better coffee by making incredible, freshly roasted coffee accessible to everyone.

greetabl

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Platform used: Shopify
User experience: 4 out of 5
Identity: 4 out of 5
Content: 3 out of 5

greetabl are helping people send fun sentiments – a small box that unfolds to reveal a custom message

MyKea

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Platform used: Drupal
User experience: 4 out of 5
Identity: 4 out of 5
Content: 4 out of 5

Discover the new designs from MyKea to re-design your IKEA furniture.

Made

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Platform used: Magento
User experience: 5 out of 5
Identity: 5 out of 5
Content: 5 out of 5

No warehouses. No physical stores. No middlemen. Made is a new way to buy furniture: cutting out the fuss so you can get beautifully made pieces at a price to suit you.

Hello! Lucky

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Platform used: N/A
User experience: 3 out of 5
Identity: 3 out of 5
Content: 3 out of 5

Hello!Lucky is a letterpress greeting card brand rolling out swoon worthy designs since 2003.

Oru Kayak

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Platform used: Magento
User experience: 5 out of 5
Identity: 5 out of 5
Content: 5 out of 5

Oru Kayak is a company selling innovative origami folding kayaks.

Neve & Hawk

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Platform used: Shopify
User experience: 4 out of 5
Identity: 4 out of 5
Content: 4 out of 5

Neve & Hawk is a small shop selling mini clothes for kids.

Southtree

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Platform used: N/A
User experience: 5 out of 5
Identity: 5 out of 5
Content: 5 out of 5

At a surface level, Southtree is about preserving outdated memories – tapes, film, photos, and audio – into digital keepsakes that are both usable and safe for future generations.

AFMF

AFMF

Platform used: OpenCart
User experience: 4 out of 5
Identity: 4 out of 5
Content: 4 out of 5

AFMF is a young fashion brand selling their own designs made from high quality materials.

THE WHITEPEPPER

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Platform used: Shopify
User experience: 4 out of 5
Identity: 3 out of 5
Content: 4 out of 5
THE WHITEPEPPER is an East London based, online fashion brand, offering the latest street-style and vintage inspired designs in clothing, footwear and accessories for men and women.

TSOVET

TSOVET

Platform used: N/A
User experience: 5 out of 5
Identity: 5 out of 5
Content: 5 out of 5

TSOVET is a high quality brand passionate about designing and building wathces.

Thermodo

Thermodo

Platform used: N/A
User experience: 5 out of 5
Identity: 5 out of 5
Content: 5 out of 5

Thermodo is a tiny electrical thermometer that measures the temperature for iPhone, iPad & Android all through the audio jack of your device.

Goodwares

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Platform used: Shopify
User experience: 3 out of 5
Identity: 4 out of 5
Content: 3 out of 5
Goodwares is here to equip and enable a greater life outdoors; quality goods with meaning and purpose, chosen to last a lifetime and beyond.

Faucet Face

Faucet-Face

Platform used: Shopify
User experience: 3 out of 5
Identity: 3 out of 5
Content: 3 out of 5

Faucet Face wants to bring back tap water’s dignity by selling these water bottles that will help you drink water straight from the faucet.

Free People

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Platform used: ASP.NET
User experience: 5 out of 5
Identity: 5 out of 5
Content: 5 out of 5

Free People is a specialty women’s clothing brand, the destination for bohemian fashion that features the latest trends and vintage collections for women.

Mokuyobi Threads

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Platform used: BigCartel
User experience: 4 out of 5
Identity: 4 out of 5
Content: 3 out of 5

Mokuyobi Threads is an out of this world company that designs bags, clothing, accessories, and general radness for kids.

Grady’s Cold Brew

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Platform used: BigCommerce
User experience: 3 out of 5
Identity: 3 out of 5
Content: 3 out of 5

Grady’s Cold Brew is a New Orleans–style coffee concentrate that’s brewed and bottled by hand in Brooklyn, New York.

Kaufmann Mercantile

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Platform used: N/A
User experience: 5 out of 5
Identity: 5 out of 5
Content: 5 out of 5

Thoughtfully designed, sustainably made products – all offered by Kaufmann Mercantile.

JOY

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Platform used: Magento
User experience: 5 out of 5
Identity: 4 out of 5
Content: 5 out of 5

JOY is a unique fashion and lifestyle brand, renowned for innovative womenswear, menswear, accessories and an eclectic mix of fun, quirky and seriously stylish gifts.

J. Atkinson and Co.

J. Atkinson and Co

Platform used: N/A
User experience: 3 out of 5
Identity: 3 out of 5
Content: 3 out of 5

Catalin is the founder of Mostash - a social marketing boutique - and he's always happy to share his passion for graphic design & social media.