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Synonymous with upmarket irreverence and intellectual playfulness, Bella Freud channels this into her 70s inspired collection of knitwear, tailored suits, and dresses. Internationally renowned for her signature “word” knits, Bella Freud’s designs have a devoted following of amongst the world’s style leaders including Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Keith Richards, Laura Bailey, and Salma Hayek.
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Seeking a stable platform to scale at speed, the Bella Freud team wanted to migrate from bug-ridden Magento to Shopify Plus. They also required greater in-house control over the website so they could adapt on the fly and have more creative input.
In migrating from Magento to Shopify Plus, Bella Freud now has a fast, reliable and ever-evolving eCommerce platform geared for growth. Shopify Plus has also delivered the in-house control and flexibility the brand required. The standardised templates created by blubolt mean that the team can quickly adapt the website to changing circumstances. What’s more, they can now unleash their creativity to reflect the spontaneous, innovative nature of the brand on the website.
“The Bella Freud team really wanted to bring their unique in-store customer experience to their new ecommerce store,” says Matt Richards, Head of Design at blubolt. “Knowing that the brand is so original and design-lead, we created a bespoke Shopify Plus theme that’s dynamic, interactive and quirky to reflect this.” This is particularly evident on the engaging homepage, designed in sections where two images reveal a video behind. Adding to the sense of individuality is the team’s Instagram feed, showing the latest news.
With new standardised templates created by blubolt, the Bella Freud team can now quickly update the website to changing circumstances. “The Gifting page is a good example of this,” says Harry Manister, Senior Frontend Developer at blubolt. “It’s a custom category page made up of image and product sections. This design gives more variety and showcases the brand’s personality. But most importantly, it enables the Bella Freud team to be more creative and spontaneous!” Along with these design details, the team also set up filters with Boost Commerce, email marketing with Klaviyo, and wishlist functionality with Smart Wishlist.
With the power of Shopify Plus and a bespoke theme from blubolt, the new Bella Freud website is now as original and quirky as the brand itself. What’s more, with their new range of custom templates, the Bella Freud team can enjoy more creative freedom in keeping with the spirit of the brand!
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