7 Awesome Responsive Shopify Themes

Here at Demac, we love Shopify. Shopify allows merchants to get up-and-running quickly and easily with little overhead. Picking the right theme for your store is important. It needs to support all the features your store requires, speak to your brand, and provide a seamless user experience. With over 100 paid and free design themes available at Shopify’s Theme Store, we’ve put together a list of 7 of the top responsive Shopify Themes. In case you’re not too familiar with responsive design, here’s an overview of Responsive Design Vs. Mobile Websites.

We’ve analyzed, compared and reviewed the many design themes available on Shopify, but we’ve narrowed it down to a list of 7 of our favourites. Here’s how they were qualified:

Criteria:

  1. Is it eye catching?
  2. Is it responsive?
  3. Does it support window resizing?
  4. Retina support? (How does it look on an iPad/Mac)
  5. Does it have configurable promos/popups?
  6. Mobile Menu?
  7. Does it have a slide-out cart?

Note: Some themes made the list even though they didn’t meet all of our criteria, but each in their own way merits their way onto the list. Let’s get to the goods!

7 Awesome Responsive Shopify Themes

Slate

slate


Great For: Fashion Industry

This is a clear winner if you’re looking to position your brand as cutting-edge. It’s new, different, easy-to-use, clean, minimal, and very well designed and executed. It also rocks our checklist!

  1. Is it eye catching? Yes
  2. Is it responsive? Yes
  3. Does it support window resizing? Yes
  4. Retina support? (How does it look on an iPad/Mac) Yes
  5. Does it have configurable promos/popups? Yes
  6. Mobile Menu? Yes
  7. Does it have a slide-out cart? Yes
  8. Added Bonus: unique home-page product gallery

Alchemy


alchemy

Great For: Merchants who want to customize their store

This theme creates a strong impression immediately. It has a highly-configurable home page, so you really give your customers the first-impression you want. Its layout is conventional yet clean, and really easy-to-use.

  1. Is it eye catching? Yes
  2. Is it responsive? Yes
  3. Does it support window resizing? Yes
  4. Retina support? (How does it look on an iPad/Mac) Yes
  5. Does it have configurable promos/popups? Yes
  6. Mobile Menu? Yes
  7. Does it have a slide-out cart? Yes
  8. Added Bonus: Lots of customization
  9. Added Bonus: great parallax effect

Simple


simple


Great For: Everyone

This ultra-minimal theme is therefore also ultra-flexible. It gets to the heart of the matter – your product – and does it well. It also meets most of our requirements

  1. Is it eye catching? Yes
  2. Is it responsive? Yes
  3. Does it support window resizing? Yes
  4. Retina support? (How does it look on an iPad/Mac) No 🙁
  5. Does it have configurable promos/popups? Yes
  6. Mobile Menu? Yes
  7. Does it have a slide-out cart? Yes

Masonry


masonry


Great For: Merchants who want to stand out

This theme is quite unconventional, in terms of its desktop layout, but it’s done well, and it’s flexible enough to allow you to mix videos in your product list. If you’re looking for a different feel, this may be your theme.

  1. Is it eye catching? Yes
  2. Is it responsive? Yes
  3. Does it support window resizing? Yes
  4. Retina support? (How does it look on an iPad/Mac) Yes
  5. Does it have configurable promos/popups? Yes
  6. Mobile Menu? Yes
  7. Does it have a slide-out cart? No
  8. Add Bonus: Masonry-style grid

Altron


altron


Great For: Fine Goods

This theme cares about the details. Snazzy CSS effects, masonry-style grid, and an impressive multi-level mobile menu. This theme keeps it classy.

  1. Is it eye catching? Yes
  2. Is it responsive? Yes
  3. Does it support window resizing? Yes
  4. Retina support? (How does it look on an iPad/Mac) Yes
  5. Does it have configurable promos/popups? Yes
  6. Mobile Menu? Yes
  7. Does it have a slide-out cart? Yes
  8. Added Bonus: Keyboard Shortcuts! (great for power-users)

Envy


envy


Great For: Mobile and Tablet users

Envy is big. It is clearly designed from a mobile-first perspective, and so it gives precedence to mobile and tablet devices, which, let’s face it, most themes do not. If your customer-base shops on-the-go, use this as a starting point.

  1. Is it eye catching? Meh
  2. Is it responsive? Yes
  3. Does it support window resizing? Yes
  4. Retina support? (How does it look on an iPad/Mac) Yes
  5. Does it have configurable promos/popups? Yes
  6. Mobile Menu? Yes
  7. Does it have a slide-out cart? No

Nouveau


nouveau


Great For: Merchants who want results

Nouveau is fast. Your customers can go from landing on your site to checkout in the blink of an eye. It’s also quite clean and flexible.

  1. Is it eye catching? Yes
  2. Is it responsive? Yes
  3. Does it support window resizing? Yes
  4. Retina support? (How does it look on an iPad/Mac) Yes
  5. Does it have configurable promos/popups? Yes
  6. Mobile Menu? Yes
  7. Does it have a slide-out cart? No
  8. Added Bonus: Lightning-fast speed

Remember:

There are Shopify themes a-plenty out there and Shopify’s Theme Store makes it easy for you to find the right one. All of the designs are well done but it is about picking the right one for your store. These themes all exemplify various features and niches, so take what you like from these and find that perfect theme for you – if it’s not here already 😉