If our previous articles about Shopify haven’t convinced you to start selling online and you still have doubts about opening a store with Shopify, here are some big names that sell here coming from all kinds of industries and domains.
Below we are listing stores found on Shopify already categorised for you that can inspire you to give it a try. For each industry or domain you can find a small description of the store. Let’s get started!
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1. Newspapers, Books and Journals
The New York Times
The New York Times store is an extension of the American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
They are set to offer you through their store a selection of items for Times enthusiasts as well as those looking for unique gift ideas.
Here you can find personalized items, such as birthday books, puzzles and reprints. Beside that “Times Goods” will help you share your passion for “The Times” and the continued importance of journalistic excellence.
Through their carefully curated Photography, you will be given a window into The Times’s astonishing collection of historical and contemporary images.
And last but not least, their collection of Books represents the latest editions from The Times, as well as a few standout titles.
The “Economist” online is an international newspaper that offered, along the way and continues to this day, an authoritative insight and opinions on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology.
As an extension of it the ecommerce store stocks a range of “Economist” printed and audio books, as well as a range of office stationery, diaries, leather accessories and gifts.
The story of Penguin Books began with Allen Lane, who along with his brothers Richard and John created in 1935 Penguin Books.
From there the first Penguin book vending machine, the “Penguin-cubator”, was created and then installed in Charing Cross Road in 1937.
Now you can browse their Penguin Shop online and discover there a world of gifts and experiences to inspire and delight every book lover.
The 5 Minute Journal
The guided journaling movement started in 2013 with the launch of their best-selling product, the Five Minute Journal.
One of the main concepts of the company is to create products that are the simplest, most effective tools to help you realize your potential.
Using their products will help you seamlessly create positive habits without investing years in experimenting and research to achieve the same results.
Because they care for the environment their journals are bound in 100% cloth based natural fabrics like cotton or linen that don’t contain synthetic materials such as polyester and plastic.
Sephora is the beloved French multinational chain of personal care and beauty stores. Featuring nearly 3,000 brands, along with its own private label, Sephora offers beauty products including cosmetics, skincare, body, fragrance, nail color, beauty tools, and haircare.
What sets their store apart is the fact that their products are from carefully curated brands, featuring indie darlings, emerging favorites, trusted classics, and Sephora’s own line, Sephora Collection.
ColourPop began its story and continued to grow due to dedication and love, in the City of Angels.
It was founded in 2014 by Seed Beauty and pride themselves on being wallet friendly and cruelty free. They have redefined luxury beauty by creating high quality products at affordable prices.
Born in 2008, Morphe manufactures beauty care products.
The company started with affordable brushes but now also offers lipstick, makeup removers, pressed pigments, gel liners, concealers, powders, lashes, beauty sponges, tweezers, and scissors.
Morphe is also considered to be a rule-breaking beauty retailer that offers professional-grade makeup tools and formulas at affordable prices.
Because of this Morphe inspires creativity with high-performing makeup brush sets and richly pigmented eyeshadow palettes and flawless formulas. Their motto seems to be, blend the rules.
Vanity planet is a company that offers high-performing, skin-inclusive, self-care essentials. It also makes unique spa-treatment devices thus making it your one-stop-shop for all things skin, hair, health, and well-being.
Their skin care devices and products can deliver spa-quality results for men and women who prefer having facial treatments at home.
When it comes to the materials used Vanity Planet relies on silicone and other products to create skin-friendly and hair-friendly beauty enhancements.
Beside this Vanity Planet also offers eye masks, hair blow dryers, replacement spa brushes, and heat treatments for hair.
Tula is a brand that was built on the power of probiotic extracts and superfoods. The founder of the brand, Dr. Roshini Raj, is a practicing gastroenterologist and probiotics expert.
In 2014, Dr. Raj launched Tula by applying her medical knowledge about the skin’s microbiome and has thus created unique skin care products.
The products are made 100% free from phthalates, parabens, propylene glycol, petrolatum, gluten, and mineral oil. They are also cruelty free.
In February of 2012 Beardbrand was launched as a way to unite beardsmen and build a community.
To get that community they have first started off with a blog and a YouTube channel. From there the business has grown consistently month after month despite some hurdles.
That was possible by connecting with their customers and by providing great products and service.
The goal of Beardbrand is to bring high quality products for beardsmen.
To do that the grooming products are made only with natural products because they want their customers to have the best experience.
100% PURE pride themselves on being really pure not just in their name, nor just in their ingredient list. 100% PURE™ has been from the beginning a commitment to producing the purest, healthiest products.
When creating all 100% PURE products they use formulations that adhere to strict purity standards and that will never contain harsh or toxic ingredients.
That is possible because 100% PURE is made from pure, organic nutrients. It is also free of anything synthetic or anything artificial.
Moreover their commitment to animal welfare means that their products will always be certified cruelty-free.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics is an American cosmetics company founded by internet personality Jeffree Star in 2014. It all started with three liquid lipstick colors.
Today the company is estimated to sell $100 million products annually.
Their products include a makeup line full of over-the-top hues and covetable textures for all types of skin and also a fashion line. All products are vegan and cruelty-free.
Using the finest materials, Velour Lashes was created not only for comfort but also for longevity. This makes it possible for every pair of Velour lashes to be worn on average 25+ applications.
Due to the fact that they use premium, innovative lash fibres allows their products to mimic your natural lashes while providing you with volume and the most comfortable wear.
Their products are free from chemical processing and dyes and they are also hypoallergenic so even the most sensitive eyes can wear them.
What is more, Velour lashes are 100% vegan and 100% cruelty-free.
Fashion Nova is a US-based fast fashion retail company, they sell collections for women, men, curve, and kids.
Moreover they cater to anyone who has an affinity for fashion. Regardless of shape, personal style, or gender, they’re here to fit everyone.
Fashion Nova’s mission remains the same, that is, making affordable fashion accessible to customers around the world.
Chubbies is an ecommerce company dedicated to men’s short shorts. The company was created in 2011 by 4 friends that were into retro shorts.
The company has grown in time due to the fact that it revolves around a customer service-focused business model offering free three-day shipping, free returns, social advertising campaigns, and dedicated human customer service lines.
Rhone Apparel (or simply Rhone) is an American startup company launched in 2014 that produces and sells men’s sportswear (activewear).
Its product line is especially intended for high-income, active men between the age of 25 to 50. Their line of clothing brings together a seamless integration of fit, form, and function.
That is possible due to the fact that their clothing is made for everything from the gym to the office. Their goal is to sell clothing that inspires men to live healthy, strong and free.
Founded in 2001, Lazy Oaf is a London-based fashion label designing streetwear for women and men, what sets them apart is the range of accessories that feature bold colours and graphic prints.
Through their clothing Lazy Oaf drives irreverence into everything it does by creating pieces that play on a weird and warped sense of humour.
What is more, Lazy Oaf creates streetwear clothing for men and women, inspired by youth nostalgia, teenage rebellion and a spirit of nonconformity.
The idea of Taylor Stitch has grown from a need for products without limitations that could handle chopping wood, surf sessions, snagging trout, or simply heading to the office.
So to accomplish all that, all their products are built well, for the long haul, from durable fabrics sourced from handpicked mills around the world.
Moreover they’re committed to using recycled and regenerative fibers wherever possible.
This with the hope that it will lower water usage, get rid of chemicals and pesticides which harm workers and leach into the rivers and help close the loop to create a cradle to cradle supply chain.
Drakeʼs October Very Own
The company was established in 2008 at a time when Drake was evolving from Jimmy to Drizzy, and was looking to create his own unique brand.
OVO designs and manufactures premium clothing, outerwear, accessories, and home goods inspired by its Canadian roots.
Since then it has evolved by receiving a partnership with Toronto Raptors – the NBA team that Drake is a global ambassador for, to a label that exceeds $50 million in annual revenue.
In 2001, Rebecca set foot into the fashion industry by designing a version of the “I Love New York” t-shirt as part of a five-piece collection, which appeared on The Tonight Show and became an overnight sensation.
Since then she became a global fashion brand that was founded with her brother Uri Minkoff in 2005 in New York City.
Today Rebecca Minkoff is a brand with a wide range of apparel, handbags, footwear, jewelry and accessories (which includes tech) as well as men’s accessories under the label Uri Minkoff.
Topo Designs was launched in 2008 by Jedd Rose and Mark Hansen because they wanted to create a product that has classic styling, functionality, durability and a clear connection with the brand behind the product.
With the help of other Colorado folks they managed to make a product that is durable, versatile, beautiful and above all can be used around town, out on the trail and also while traveling the globe.
They try to sell to this day simple, classic, well-designed products that are inspired by who they are and where they live.
The Hundreds founded in 2003, is a community-based streetwear brand and media platform with an emphasis on People Over Product.
The founders, Bobby Kim (Bobby Hundreds) and Ben Shenassafar (Ben Hundreds), introduce us to apparel that is reminiscent of ‘90s workwear and Californian subculture tribes.
Besides clothes The Hundreds also sells a print magazine, footwear and eyewear.
Young & Reckless
In 2009 at age 22, Chris ”Drama” Pfaff launched a t-shirt and streetwear line, Young & Reckless, which has grown into a nationwide brand.
Young & Reckless offers tee shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, outerwear, swimwear, and other apparel and accessories for both men and women.
It is a street-wear inspired lifestyle brand that has seamlessly woven the simplicity of casual apparel with the intricacy of design.
Gymshark is a fitness apparel and accessories brand, manufacturer and online retailer based in the United Kingdom.
Along the way Gymshark has grown from a screen printing operation in a garage, into one of the fastest growing and most recognisable brands in fitness.
Gymshark’s story has been one of great success because in just 8 years the gym apparel company has gone from Ben (the founder) personally sending out orders in jiffy bags from his garage, to being valued at $1.4 billion.
Fewer than 25 UK companies have ever achieved this – and only eight since 2001.
Ring™ Video Doorbell
Ring Video Doorbell sets you for a new level of security because in a world of quickly advancing technology, there are so many ways that you can arm your home to protect yourself.
This comes in the form of the Ring Video Doorbell which notifies you when someone is on your property and lets you see and speak with anyone at your front door.
The Ring Doorbell is the latest way to help create your smart home. Their goal is to create stronger communities because they are the key to safer neighbourhoods.
That’s why they’re driven to create products that will help you protect what matters most at home and empower you to connect with your neighbours from wherever you are.
6. Hand made jewels
Since starting in 2010 PuraVida has become more than just a saying, it’s a lifestyle of sorts. A lifestyle that’s all about enjoying life’s little pleasures, slowing things down and living life to the fullest.
What started out as selling just a few bracelets a week has grown into a worldwide movement with millions of bracelets sold each year.
It has continued to expand its artisan community to include a family of more than 800 artisans in Costa Rica, El Salvador, India and more, who can now count on a steady income and positive work environment thanks to the incredible support of Pura Vida fans.
The Allbirds shoes are considered to be the world’s most comfortable shoes because they are made with responsibly sourced, premium natural materials, like ZQ Merino wool, eucalyptus tree, and sugarcane.
It all started from footballer Tim Brown and engineer Zoey Zwillinger, the cofounders behind Allbirds, and has grown into a company that puts natural materials and sustainability first.
That is because Allbirds is a merge of comfort and consciousness, with threads made from wool and eucalyptus, simple designs, and packaging made from 90% post-consumer recycled cardboard.
Bombas is an ecommerce apparel company mainly focused on making the most comfortable socks in history while also helping those in need.
That is because their mission since day one has been to help those experiencing homelessness. That’s why for every item you purchase, they will donate an item on your behalf.
Along with them, others thought this was a pretty good idea; they’ve donated more than 40 million items to more than 2,500 community organizations to date.
That is because each item they make is rigorously tested for comfort and durability, and they’re constantly looking for more ways to innovate and improve.
John’s Crazy Socks
John’s Crazy Socks is a family social enterprise that was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks.
Their mission is to show what is possible when you give someone a chance. So they hire people with differing abilities and through the success of the company demonstrate what they can do.
Another one of their goals is to give back so they donate 5 percent of their earnings to the Special Olympics as they’ve played a vital role in John’s development.
They also offer and create socks with specific “awareness” themes, such as their Autism Awareness Socks and Down Syndrome Awareness Socks.
The Pavers was born in 1971 in York and was founded by Catherine Paver who later was joined in by her sons.
They started off small, selling their shoes at village halls and house parties but they soon grew into a world recognised company.
Pavers Shoes is now the UK’s leading comfort shoe retailer, with a focus on quality and affordability.
8. Nutrition and Health
Dr. Axe is one of the co-founders of Ancient Nutrition, a health company whose mission is to restore health, strength and vitality by providing the healthiest whole food nutrients to the modern world.
On its online store the main topics include nutrition, natural medicine, fitness, healthy recipes, home DIY remedies and trending health news.
His website also includes a group of credentialed editors, writers and because they are dedicated they even have a Medical Review Board.
Huel (a combination of Human + Fuel) is a company that produces nutritionally complete food. Which means that every Huel meal contains a balance of all 26 essential vitamins and minerals, protein, essential fats, carbs, fibre and phytonutrients in a single product.
It was launched by Julian Hearn in June 2015 and is set to make nutritionally complete, convenient, affordable food, with minimal impact on animals and the environment
That is why Huel is made from plant-based sustainable ingredients like oats, pea, rice, flaxseed, coconut, and sunflower, and it is available in a range of four products: Powder, Hot & Savoury, Ready-to-drink and Bars.
Founded in 2012 SkinnyMe Tea was launched by Gretta Rose van Riel who started the business from her home in Melbourne by combining her passion for tea and detoxing into a single product, thus creating the world’s first ‘Teatox’.
The now popular two-step program combines Morning and Evening Cleanse products along with Eating and Exercise tips so you can achieve the results you have been looking for.
All the products used are Made in Australia from the highest quality herb and extracts.
With the product also comes a team of health professionals in nutrition, naturopathy, and exercise that are there to provide the support you need.
9. Bedding and mattresses
Boll & Branch
Boll & Branch is a privately held, ecommerce company based in the US that sells luxury bedding online.
The material used for their products is 100% organic cotton and that was the choice from their very first day. Thus they have helped pave the way for a better life for tens of thousands of cotton farmers in India.
Purity and safety of the products offered is the promise they built their brand on. To achieve that they also use third party verification to ensure that all of the raw material meets international standards for organic farming.
Leesa Mattresses are designed with impeccable detail to give you the comfort and support that you need for a good night’s sleep.
Moreover they are committed to the highest standards of corporate accountability and transparency.
For that to be possible they got their headquarters running on renewable energy and their mattresses use recycled and natural materials.
What is more Leesa has a reputation for excellent customer service and are B-corp certified, meaning they have a social mission — achieved largely through donations of new mattresses to people in need.
Nolah Mattress started by finding a way to improve upon Memory Foam and Latex, considered outdated materials that are still commonly used in mattresses today, to create tomorrow’s mattress.
Being a technology driven company, it became essential for Nolah to leverage the latest technology to design a superior mattress and the result, after testing hundreds of foam formulations, was the Nolah AirFoam mattress.
The Nolah Air Foam™ mattress is 100% temperature neutral due to the fact that it doesn’t contain viscoelastic chemicals, unlike Memory Foam.
10. Toys and Comics
Hasbro Pulse is an ecommerce business that sells figurines and toys for fans of series like Star Wars, Avengers, G.I.Joe, Transformers and more.
They say about themselves that they are the place where fans come first. Because here is where you’ll find some of the best product offerings and experiences from the brands you love.
You will get the opportunity to see a glimpse at more behind-the-scenes material and insider details that you can’t get anywhere else.
The Hasbro Pulse Shop brands include G.I. Joe, Transformers, Power Rangers as well as Marvel, Star Wars, and more.
Newbury Comics is an American music retailer based in New England with a history that starts in 1978. Newbury Comics first began as a comic book vendor on Newbury Street in Boston.
Now Newbury Comics sells new and used CDs, LPs, singles, and DVDs, and other pop culture–related goods, including comics, posters, T-shirts, trading cards, action figures, buttons, sports merchandise, jewelry, cosmetics, novelties and more.
11. Personal hygiene
Founded in 2013 Thinx is a company that manufactures period proof underwear. Thinx are washable, reusable underwear designed to replace tampons and pads.
Plus, they’re easy to wash, and when cared for properly can last up to 2 years. They offer various products fit for every type of period flow.
Alex McBride launched in 2014 in Melbourne The Fifth, a company that sells exclusive designs of watches at affordable prices.
Their watches are set to show simplicity and also reflect everything that’s simply beautiful in the world.
To achieve these they use nature’s colors as inspiration for many of their designs. Another thing that sets them apart is that they sell the new designs only on the 5th of every month.
Those new designs are usually limited editions with unique engravings on the caseback.
13. Hot Drinks and Bottles
Death Wish Coffee Co.
In 2012, Death Wish Coffee Co. was launched in a small coffee shop in Saratoga Springs, NY because founder Mike Brown saw a need for coffee that was both strong and delicious.
Death Wish Coffee is made by passionate people that carefully select those perfectly roasted coffee beans that will give you a bold, highly caffeinated coffee blend.
Beside the strong coffee they also release limited edition merchandise such as apparel and mugs.
Jesse Leeworthy and Jonathan Byrt lead a social movement meant to break the population’s dependence on single-use drink bottles by creating a truly convenient, beautiful alternative, memobottle.
The memobottle™ is a premium, reusable, flat water bottle designed to fit where other bottles don’t. In your bag alongside computers, books and valuables.
Moreover memobottle™ is a proud supporter of Water.org, an international nonprofit organisation that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation.
Bankroll Coffee was born because the founder wanted to save money, in fact he was so into it that in time a great idea came to life: 20 Cent Iced Coffee.
At Bankroll Coffee they have one goal, to bring you a delicious coffee, delivered right to your front door, for an affordable price.
Moreover the product is made in a way – from shipping, packaging, and sourcing – that brings you the best price so you will never have to worry about overspending, or sacrificing quality.
It is the founder’s motto that every dollar you save is one more dollar you can invest in your future, so spend it where it counts: drink Bankroll Coffee.
Frankies Bikinis was launched in 2012 by Francesca Aiello whose mission was to create the perfect bikini.
After creating for friends and putting together two collections, Francesca made her Miami Swim Week debut in 2014, making her the youngest designer ever to do so.
Frankies Bikinis is today a global online destination for fashion-forward beachwear inspired by Malibu life. It is also known for high-end fabrics, fashion forward shapes, and cheeky bottoms.
Since the company’s inception, Francesca Aiello has expanded the brand into a beach lifestyle brand, with products that include ready-to-wear clothing and beauty.
In 2012 Craig Ellis and his fiancée Erin Deering came up with the idea to launch a new line of swimwear so Triangl was born.
Their products are made of neoprene, a really versatile fabric to work with and that basically set the aesthetic for the whole Triangl brand.
The bikinis are bright and bold, with a focus on block color combinations.
15. Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)
Water Aid is an international not-for-profit company that started its mission in 1981 and is determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.
For that to be possible they work with local partners in 27 countries across Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and Central and South America to make these human rights a normal part of daily life.
If you want to support WaterAid’s work you can do that in a variety of different ways. If you don’t want to send a card right now, but would still like to help communities in need, you can also donate.
World Wildlife Fund Canada
Founded in 1967, World Wildlife Fund Canada is the country’s largest International conservation organization. With the active support of hundreds of thousands of Canadians, WWF-Canada is working to protect our planet.
Due to the fact that biodiversity loss is accelerating, natural habitats are being put under increasing pressure, and the climate crisis is leading us into uncharted territory, WWF-Canada decided to take action.
To do that WWF-Canada has made it its mission to raise awareness using half a century of experience, and with an impressive track record around the world.
Working in a worldwide network covering over 100 countries, they are working to conserve species at risk, protect threatened habitats and address climate change.
LeSportsac is an American lifestyle brand that focuses on casual nylon bags.
Even though it was founded in 1974, the company has maintained a strong presence around the globe, offering an accessible line of handbags, travel totes, messenger bags, backpacks and accessories.
Through the years it has become a leader and innovator in the accessories market by continuing to offer a collection of quality designed bags with attention to function and breakthrough vision fit for every consumer.
Tired of putting poorly designed temporary tattoos on her daughter’s arm, Tina Roth Eisenberg took matters into her own hands.
After hiring the first two team members, and learning what a temporary tattoo was actually made of, Tattly was born.
In July of 2011, Tattly launched online, featuring an all-star lineup of professional designers and illustrators.
Their products are designed by professional artists who get a cut of every sale. Moreover the product is safe and non-toxic, printed with vegetable-based ink.
The National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery located in London that is housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people.
It was also the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856.
Even though initially, the Gallery had no formal collection policy, and new pictures were only acquired according to the personal tastes of the Trustees, over time things have changed and now it houses an impressive collection.
The Gallery’s aim is to care for the collection, to enhance it for future generations, primarily by acquisition, and to study it, while also encouraging access to the pictures for the education and enjoyment of the widest possible public.
18. Baked goods
The Hummingbird Bakery landed in Notting Hill, London in early 2004 and is famed the world over for its delicious cupcakes and other freshly baked sweet treats and desserts.
One of the factors that contributed to The Hummingbird Bakery’s success has been its belief that cakes taste best when they’ve been freshly baked using the same ingredients and techniques as those utilized in home baking.
The Hummingbird Bakery offers a full range of American-style baked treats and desserts including cupcakes, layer cakes, brownies, pies, cheesecakes and much more.