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Retail mannequins never get a day off. Still considered the best merchandising tool in any retailer’s display arsenal, mannequins have evolved from wax figurines in the early 20th century to the durable and reliable figures no apparel retailer should be without. The term “window shopping” was coined after turn-of-the-last century industrial mannequins first appeared in store windows. Those 300-lb beauties were made from iron, wood and wax and featured real false teeth, glass eyes and real human hair wigs. Heavy they were, durable they were not. Read More

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Mannequins have come a long way from the days when they were created in wood, plaster and even concrete amalgams. Given their weight, early store mannequins were not as versatile as the forms used today. Lighter-weight fiberglass and acrylic are the resilient materials currently used, however lower cost fiberglass mannequins are the industry standard. Read More
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The old axiom, “you get what you pay for” is true when investing in mannequins for your retail store. The life of standard fiberglass retail mannequins is not an easy one. They are shipped in pieces to be assembled on site. Their limbs are constantly in danger of breakage if one is careless when dressing and undressing the display forms or if shoppers push carts into your mannequin display.

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Many retail outlets such as boutiques have neither the spend nor the space for full-sized three-dimensional mannequins. Or perhaps your merchandise such as tops or tee-shirts, does not justify the purchase of an expensive line of fiberglass people to show your wares to best advantage.

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It is a fact: Sales of retail apparel displayed on hangers, faceouts and dress forms cannot compete with sales revenues generated by garments displayed on realistic mannequins.

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