There was a discussion recently in the eCommTalk slack room about what happens to themes that Shopify doesn’t accept for the official Shopify Theme Store? Now just to be clear, we’re not only talking about themes that are rejected due to quality issues. Shopify can reject high quality themes for a lot of reasons including the design being too similar to an existing theme or having too many themes targeting a specific niche.

This discussion raised an even more important question about the existence of third party Shopify theme stores. WordPress has themes available via wordpress.org but you can also buy them from third party marketplaces like Theme Forest as well as independent authors who publish their own themes. Does this same ecosystem exist for Shopify?

It turns out the answer is yes! Here’s a list of marketplaces and independent authors selling Shopify themes.

Disclaimer: Inclusion or exclusion from this list is not a recommendation or comment about the quality or suitability of the themes available on the site.

Marketplaces

Marketplaces are sites that sell themes from multiple authors.

Official Shopify Theme Store

  • Number of themes: 121
  • Price: $Free-180

Template Monster

  • Number of themes: 220
  • Price: $229-139

Theme Forest

  • Number of themes: 121
  • Price: $23-56 (mostly $56)

Creative Market

  • Number of themes: 26
  • Price: $20-140

Independent Authors

There are also sites operated independently by authors (individuals or companies) that sell only themes made by that author. I’ve indicated if that authors themes are also available in the Shopify Theme Store.

Clean Themes

  • Number of themes: 6
  • Price: $150-180
  • In Shopify Theme Store: Yes

Kabuki Themes

  • Number of themes: 7
  • Price: $99
  • In Shopify Theme Store: No

Out of the Sandbox

  • Number of themes: 16
  • Price: $160
  • In Shopify Theme Store: Yes

Pixel Union

  • Number of themes: 8
  • Price: $100-180
  • In Shopify Theme Store: Yes

Shopaholla

  • Number of themes: 17 7*
  • Price: $120
  • In Shopify Theme Store: Yes (only some

*7 can be purchased directly from the site via Pay Pal. The other 10 are broken links to the Shopify Theme Store.

Shopify Themes

  • Number of themes: 24
  • Price: $98-140
  • In Shopify Theme Store: Yes

Theme Fiend

  • Number of themes: 3
  • Price: $99
  • In Shopify Theme Store: No

Troop Themes

  • Number of themes: 2
  • Price: $140-180
  • In Shopify Theme Store: Yes

We Theme

  • Number of themes: 2
  • Price: $75-100
  • In Shopify Theme Store: Yes

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