Mannequins and Display Busts
Any store selling fashion or clothing products needs a way to display their products and show them off at their best to customers, and most achieve this with the use of mannequins and display busts; these have long been a permanent fixture in most clothing stores.
Seeing a mannequin in the store dressed in the stock nearby prompts customers to look for the items in the store and gives them a good impression of what the clothes will look like when worn. The range of mannequins on the market is enormous, from the traditional tailor’s measuring bust to ultra modern mannequins made from unusual colours and shades. The choice of which sort of display mannequin to use will depend on what sort of image the store is trying to project. The sort of clothing that is being sold will also determine the most appropriate choice of display, so a high fashion retailer will go for a very modern design of mannequin and a sports retailer will prefer one with a more athletic look.
Mannequins should be light enough to be portable and be moved with ease around the store. This will also allow staff to update the look in the store by regularly changing what the mannequin is wearing and encouraging more customers to come in. This is especially important in the window of a fashion retailer who is keen to keep up with the latest trends and reflect those in the display. Mannequins should also be sturdy enough to stand up to knocks when being moved around the store and when their clothing is being changed. Choose mannequins in a variety of sizes and skin tones to reflect the different sizes of clothing sold in the store and the varying needs of your customers.
Shoppers often rely on mannequins to get inspiration for outfit ideas and having a mannequin is always an excellent Point of sale opportunity for any retail outlet.
At Total Shop Solutions we have a style for every store, from sleek black 'egg head' mannequins to a traditional display bust. Why not go for something a little unusual such as a ladder mannequin ? If displaying leisure wear or sporting attire we of course recommend sport mannequins
Lots of people also use mannequins as unique additions to their bedroom furnishings or living space and of course fashion designers and students are a little restricted if they don't have a mannequin to work on their outfits! Our mannequins are excellent quality - view our range now.