The Odells Shop Case Study



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About The ODELLS Shop

The ODELLS Shop, a clothing boutique in Silverlake, LA has both contemporary and classic clothing for men and women, as well as home goods and accessories.

The founders, Laura and Jason, have found that men love their tees and women love their chemises that are a touch bohemian while still modern and chic.

When their hip and vintage-inspired aesthetic got too big for just clothes, they evolved to provide customers with accessories, jewelry, apothecaries, and shoes.

The Challenge

In a year unlike any other, The ODELLS Shop took the last few months of 2020 to reflect and reevaluate the “how” and “why” behind each of their business decisions.

The team had outgrown their previous Shopify theme, and a list of growing issues such as slumping sales and lack of site features meant it was time for a redesign.

Specifically, our team was tasked with the following major points to address:

Inability to Customize Homepage Layout

The previous homepage template was not built to utilize Shopify's drag & drop customizer, meaning that any updates required a developer to go in and code them manually, eating into the Odell's team costs and resources.

Lack of Responsiveness

The site images and layout would not scale down appropriately, leading to content being cut off or appearing distorted on tablet and mobile devices.

Showcase Company Initiatives

With a more thoughtful approach entering the new year, The ODELLS Shop's commitment to transparency and supporting global disaster relief were important steps in letting their customers feel good about shopping with the brand, knowing their purchase was ethically produced.

The Solution

We revamped the homepage structure and logic, allowing the team to control the design and layout utilizing Shopify’s drag & drop feature. We added custom content blocks for a slideshow, Instagram feed, image gallery, video banner and more. This saved the ODELLS team on a lot of unnecessary development hours on future updates.

With images being a primary culprit of significantly high page load times, we compressed them across the site, as well as minified the core files and reduced the amount of JavaScript and server requests.

The entire site was built with a mobile-first approach, ensuring the user experience remained consistent across devices - no more content clipping or poor mobile navigation UX.