Design Inspiration - The 10 Best Shopify Themes for 2019

Design Inspiration - The 10 Best Shopify Themes for 2019

Nov 11th 2019 - 5 minute read

The right Shopify theme can turn a generic e-commerce store into a highly professional Shopify business.

In need of a fresh new e-commerce page or looking to revamp your existing one? Look no further. I’ve put together a list of my 10 favourite Shopify themes for 2019. With the huge number of themes to choose from, the list below will hopefully make the hunt a little easier for you.

Most of the themes on this list can support any type of business. Whether you sell a large range of product or just offer on simple service, you should be able to find a theme that works for you.

All Shopify themes come in a package of different designs, colours and font options. I’d recommend going through each demo to explore all the designs available. Check out the previews on your phone to get an idea of the mobile user experience.

Wokiee

Looking for a Shopify theme that offers a great amount of design control? Wokiee is widely considered to be one of the greatest multi-purpose Shopify themes this year. It offers all the tools you need to create a fast and responsive Shopify store. What really stands out is the wide variety of layouts and styles on offer, so you can easily find one that’s a good fit for your brand. If you’re looking for something that you can customise heavily, this could be a great choice!

You’ll find a template to suit pretty much any type of store selling a range of goods. In addition to the homepage design, you’ll get templates for the other pages in the theme’s package.

Porto

Choose this popular Shopify theme if you’re looking to deliver a great user experience. Porto is now on version 2 and has been updated to provide better speed performance and a greater level of customizability. You can now choose from a wider variety of fixed and floating header combinations or add in vertical sidebars.

What impressed me most was the huge selection of pre-built demos on offer. Choose from over 20 designs, in which you’ll find a good mix of general and product-specific demos. As you’d expect, all designs are designed to be mobile-friendly.

Split

Named after its popular split-screen design, this Shopify theme is the perfect choice for those of you looking for a more unique e-commerce page. Split ensures that your page will leave an impression on your visitors and stand out from the crowd. While the distinctive design may not work for all brands and products, it’s worth checking out to see whether it fits your vision.

Icon

Got tons of visual branded content that you want to show off? Icon may be the best Spotify theme for you. It offers full-width layouts which are ideal for brands with a slew of images or video content. It can also display your store’s latest Instagram pictures so it’s a good fit for businesses with a great social media feed.

I’m a big fan of the quick view feature - this allows visitors to get a closer glimpse of products without having to leave the main page.

Basel

Want to reach an international audience? The Basel theme comes equipped with a translation ready feature that makes it easy. Minimalistic in design, you can use the drag and drop feature to further customise your store. Choose from 20 different demos that work for a range of different categories. Bonus points for the 360-degree product views and the highly mobile-friendly design.

Kodo

On the lookout for a more minimal Shopify theme? Opt for Kodo and you’ll get a sleek-looking theme which a range of pre-built designs as well as a great layout builder tool.

One of the best things about Kodo is how wide and spacious all its layouts are. It gives your products plenty of space to breathe. Customise the theme further through its layout builder tool. Kodo also offers a live search tool to make it oh-so-simple for visitors to find what the need. It is AJAX powered so adding products to the shopping cart is quick and easy.

Ella

Own a fashion brand? Ella is a highly responsive Shopify theme that’s designed to showcase fashion and apparel products. It comes equipped with a large banner section where you can show off your most striking products. Use the lookbook feature to design custom product collections.

The theme has also been created to showcase products to their best across all devices, so your Shopify store looks just as striking on mobile.

Goodwin

This versatile 2019 Shopify theme comes with a plethora of layouts to choose from. You can create an e-commerce store for pretty much any category using this flexible theme. Thanks to the volume of pre-built content, Goodwin is extremely easy to use. It’s also designed to be mobile responsive so users can easily make purchases through their smartphones.

Pipeline

Looking to build a Shopify site which offers a more unique user experience? Pipeline provides just that with its parallax scrolling effect. It’s also a great choice for those of you with stores offering a large number of products. Choose from one of three unique demos for your Shopify store.

Appearance-wise, all three designs are quite different, but they do they share many of the same features. For instance, all of the demos have module homepages made up of different sections. I found that uploading products was also super simple using this theme. The design is perfect for those of you who’d like to display larger images on your store.

Flow

Every e-commerce store owner wants to show off their products at their best. Flow allows you to do just that. All three of the theme’s designs are ultra-modern, sharp and minimalist. If your Shopify store sells high-end products, this premium looking theme could be a perfect choice. As with all the Shopify themes on this list, it works well across both mobile and desktop.


Need design and development help with a Shopify project? I have years of experience working on e-commerce projects for a wide range of clients across London, Hertfordshire, Essex and other areas.

Get in touch and I’d be happy to jump on a call or meet for a coffee to discuss your Shopify development needs.