I will be working with a client to build their store and we are torn between the following three themes:
2) Block shop
Does anyone like any of these more than the others or would recommend one of these themes for a store that must have lines heavily incorporated into the design? Do any of these in particular fair well in the long-term RE continuing to develop and grow the website?
I think there are a couple of things that you should consider when choosing a theme. For example, the Atlantic theme is built for large catalog businesses. Their theme focuses more on features that make navigating through a lot of products easier. Whereas the Chronicle theme focuses on small products but emphasizes imagery and storytelling. Blockshop is a good mix between the two.
At the end of the day, I would recommend trying each theme out yourself to see which one will represent your brand in a way that suits your needs. You can try each theme and work on them before buying. I hope that helps! If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know.