SHOPPIES: Best Shops of The Week [February 16-22, 2015]

Shoppies: best shops of the week

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 is the second installment of the end of the week 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!

Leader Bag

Leader Bag web design

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

Founded in 2013, sisters Liz, Meghan and Jess set out to produce a functional, beautiful diaper bag. As Leader, the have designed the backpack to represent them both as mothers and as leaders: thoughtful, worldly, confident and inspired.

Budnitz Bicycles

Budnitz Bicycles web design

Platform used: Ruby on Rails
User experience: 4 out of 5
Identity: 4 out of 5
Content: 3 out of 5

Budnitz Bicycles is the place where you can shop for the fastest, lightest, and most beautiful city bicycles in the world. Working exclusively in titanium and cro-moly steel, these handmade bicycles last a lifetime and are a blast to ride.

Chuck Levin’s

Chuck Levin’s web design

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

Family owned & operated, Chuck Levin's has serviced the music world community since 1958. They stock the boutique and top brands, give the right advice and best prices.

The FilterGrade

The FilterGrade web design

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

FilterGrade is a small shop offering high quality Photoshop actions and photography filters to creative people all over the world.

R+O Co.

R+O Co. web design

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

The R+Co shop features a game-changing line of hair products created by top stylists that celebrates the culture of hairdressing and the spirit of artistic collaboration.

Emerson Fry

Emerson Fry web design

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

Emerson Fry is a small independent company produced primarily in NYC with a goal to create strong, beautiful, functional pieces.

Clay+Bros

Clay + Bros web design

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

Clay+Bros is a beatifully designgend one page shop with a really simple slogan “We make really simple sandals”.

55 Hi's

55 Hi's web design

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

Catalin Zorzini

I'm a web design blogger and started this project after spending a few weeks struggling to find out which is the best ecommerce platform for myself. Check out my current top 10 ecommerce site builders.