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35 Inspirational Fashion Website Designs

Inspiration, Resources, Web Design | Sep 8, 2009

Appearance is crucial for obvious reasons in the fashion industry. With that in mind, many fashion e-commerce sites can be an excellent source of design inspiration.

Attractive design and photography can make the products more appealing to visitors and increase sales.

There are a lot of different design styles and approaches that are used by online fashion shops, but generally photography and product/model images play a large role.

Sometimes the design and layout is minimal, allowing for more empasis on the products. Others feature huge photos as the primary focal point of the page.

In this post we’ll feature 35 inspirational fashion website designs that represent a variety of styles that are sure to inspire you.

 

1. Closed

Closed

 

2. Martin + Osa

Martin + Osa

 

3. Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch

 

4. Myla

Myla

 

5. Burberry

Burberry

 

6. Coast

Coast

 

7. Roxy

Roxy

 

8. Armani Exchange

Armani Exchange

 

9. Nine West

Nine West

 

10. Anna Scholz

Anna Scholz

 

11. J.Crew

J.Crew

 

12. Barrie Pace

Barrie Pace

 

13. Free People

Free People

 

14. Jungstil

Junstil

 

15. Urban Originals

Urban Originals

 

16. New York & Company

New York & Company

 

17. Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant

 

18. Tooby Doo

Tooby Doo

 

19. BCBG MAXAZRIA

BCBGMAXAZRIA

 

20. Acne

Acne

 

21. Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge

 

22. Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

 

23. Ralph Lauren Rugby

Ralph Lauren Rugby

 

24. Shoe Guru

Shoe Guru

 

25. Bluefly

Bluefly

 

26. Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger

 

27. ASOS

ASOS

 

28. White + Warren

White + Warren

 

29. Bridge55

Bridge55

 

30. Nordstrom

 

Nordstrom

 

31. DSW

DSW

 

32. Lord & Taylor

Lord & Taylor

 

33. The Vestry

The Vestry

 

34. Wallis

Wallis

 

35. My Wardrobe

My Wardrobe


This article was written by Steven Snell exclusively for WDD. Steven showcases the best e-commerce sites at CartFrenzy, a gallery that is updated daily.

What do you think of these fashion website designs? Which ones were the most inspiring for you?



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  • Kirsti

    Great examples. I have browsed MANY fashion websites for inspiration as well as shopping. I’ve noticed a lot of high fashion houses have terribly designed sites. It may look pretty but if it’s hard to navigate and takes forever to load, no one’s going to bother. Norstrom’s is one of the best. Good work!

  • http://tr.im/mewC Rahul – Web Guru

    Well, i think that Target.com quite a good site and that you’ve missed out in your list here.

    The ones listed here are also too good indeed.

  • http://www.orphicpixel.com Mars

    Great example of fashion website, sometimes when I cant find the right idea on a new project, I also browse these kind of website to have a good idea.

  • http://circleboxcreative.com/ Callum Chapman

    Love the Acne site, use to be a fan of Asos’ old design, don’t think the new one is as good though!

  • http://www.aledesign.it aledesign.it

    Great collection! More ideas in this post. Really important for every graphic designer! Thanks a lot! This is my preferit list!

  • ced

    nyandcompany sucks: the screenshot is cool, but the website.. by now in firefox I have the logo under the searchbox, it’s everything in the upper left corner (I have a big screen) and the whole website is nothing special.. also bluefly seems to be nothing exceptional.. you missed bally and moschino imho

  • http://pressrelease.fyu2.com Paul

    Awesome!

  • http://aestheticgardens.com website

    I think you can wear pretty much whatever you want… as long as you look good in it.

  • http://www.logobliss.com Logo Bliss

    What a great list, I think it deserves a digg and a RT.

  • http://zainagrace.blogspot.com Trecia

    Great list. I like free people, Ralph Lauren Rugby, honestly alot of them are Great.

  • http://interactiveblend.com louis gubitosi

    great list. I think another great example is the Liz Claiborne website @ http://www.lizclaiborne.com/

  • http://www.creativeindividual.co.uk Laura

    Thank you. I’m just about to design a photographer portfolio website and like these, the emphasis is on the photography, not the site graphics, so these sites are a great starting point for me…Thank you.

    My favourites are:
    White + Warren
    Bridge55
    Ralph Lauren Rugby
    Urban Originals
    Closed – Nice idea with the neon sign!

  • http://vandelaydesign.com/ Steven Snell

    Rahul,
    I wouldn’t consider Target a fashion website. They do sell clothes, but that’s only one small part of the department store.

  • http://dsgn.pw-software.com Paul Anthony Webb

    This is a great list, I’ve been looking for inspiration for my own clothing site.

  • http://www.webdesignmash.com/links Gabriella Azurra Sky

    What a great selection and it’s good to see a local shop to me – Bridge 55 in there too :)

  • http://www.blogluomlat.com BlogLuomLat

    I love 4.Myla ! hihi

    I’m from Vietnam !

  • http://www.kaplang.com Kaplang

    some really nice sites :) I have never looked at this style for inspiration before, only shopping.

  • RoaldA

    Great article!

  • http://www.koflash.com Min Thu

    Attractive websites! Thank you for this collection.

  • Ed

    Check out http://www.uniqlo.com/collection for a truly cool fashion website. I’m on a fiber connection with a quad core CPU so I don’t kno how it’ll perform for mere mortals though ;)

  • http://www.dzinepress.com Dzinepress

    best process of show some of inspiring websites for designer future help. thanks

  • http://www.pixelstudioworks.com/ PixelStudioWorks

    Great List. It’s really good stuff for inspirational..!
    Thanks for sharing.!!

  • http://www.d-lists.co.uk AtiKuSDesign

    Oh my how my girlfriend would love these!

    Designing a clothes shopping experience is such a difficult task to do well. A lot of user experience design and research would be needed to find exactly what it is that consumers want from their experience. Being able to produce an excellent representation of the clothes on the web is the biggest hurdle.

    For ages clothes shops online were so inferior to the high street stores but this last few years has really changed things, there are some brillinat online stores selling a lot of clothes!

  • http://www.edgarleijs.nl Edgar Leijs

    In fashionsites it’s all about the Photography! But without good webdesign… ;)

  • Mathias
  • http://artfantasy.revivalx.com john

    awesome!!
    this kind of webdesign can attract more visitor to come in

  • http://nymphont.blogspot.com Lauren

    Thank you thank you, very nice collection indeed :) Great job.

  • http://www.pixmac.com Vitezslav Valka

    annascholz rulez!

  • http://www.flience.com L Dash

    Great Post. The Ralph Lauren Splash Page is awesome it looks more like magazine than a fashion site. Inspiration Insanium.

  • http://www.1milliondesigns.com shah

    Nice collection of different styles.
    I like the this list. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kombizz/sets/ kombizz

    I like your collection about fashion and it’s statement thru time.

  • lazy-dazy

    try this!
    reserved.com
    good job!

  • Drew

    The majority of fashion / ecommerce sites all stick to the same rulesets and become generic and old hat, and thus are far from been inspirational. Yes the design is nice and pretty but strip it back and its the same of everything else out there.

    I like to see when fashion sites do something daring, original and innovative. These kind of of sites are rare but lead for a greater user experience, allowing the user to immerse themselves with the brand more if done correctly.

    Two websites to note which I’ve been impressed with recently are
    - Whistles http://www.whistles.co.uk/
    - Temperley London http://www.temperleylondon.com/

    I’m not saying these two sites are perfect, probably far from it, but they are definitely breaking the mould some what.

  • http://www.ultimatesuits.com carmelo plum

    nice and good idea

  • http://www.theonlinearts.com/art-paint.html coco

    Nice collection of different styles.
    I like the this list. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.thebossgroup.com KellyD
  • http://wowo886717.vox.com gogo888

    I like your collection about fashion and it’s statement thru time.http://roseaaa.multiply.com

  • http://lovepastry.com Maurice Harary

    who knows a great fashion web design company? My budget is under 10 K.

  • http://cebucebucebu.blogspot.com Elsie Dabney

    love it..love it!
    very helpful list

  • http://www.newviewit.com Website Design

    Miss Selfridge and Asos designs really caught my eye… going to spend a few minutes digging into the secondary pages and see how the sales process unfolds in their designs. So far looks promising

  • http://www.darrenbooy.eu Darren

    checkout fareastfashion.nl

    should be added. Fantastic design.

  • http://www.smoothboothdesign.com/ Josh

    Good list, I’ve shopped with a few of these before, good navigation and aesthetics.

  • Jake Welsh

    Fantastic set of designs there!

    Yet again, i think usability and the development behind them makes sites stand out from others!

    Some web design companies simply incorporate off the shelf packages such as Magento etc.

    Where as bespoke e-commerce sites stand out like a sore thumb!

    Check out http://www.vicky-martin.com

    Fantastic design and build!

    Jake

  • http://www.kmishncorp.com jesse

    wicked sites here love them all.

  • http://www.i7clothing.com hollister

    check out the web

  • http://fashionsoftware.com.au Peter Pac

    Once a user gets over the branding and a shopping cart is attached they tend to go straight to the cart to see whats new, on sale etc. I see a lot of companies separating there branding and shopping experience. This should be one and the same.

  • http://Www.piazzasempione.com Marina

    Can I suggest you add http://www.piazzasempione.com to your list? I am a bit biased as I was part of the team that created it at Mikan web agency Insana but it is innovative. I particularly love the photowall on the homepage, where pics increase in size depending on popularity amongst users.

  • Crystal

    What about Chanel and Valentino’s site?

  • Samantha

    Can I suggest Bontoni.com for your list? The company is a luxury italian shoe company. Some of the most elegant black and white images.

    Hermes, is also a fantastic website.

  • todd

    just curious as to what people think of the shoe guru website specifically..

  • http://www.webchemie.nl Arnhem

    Great list! Fashionsites is BIG pictures.