Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Funky Retro Mannequins Bring Attention to Your Antique Booth or Shop

Dressing Up Old Store Mannequins

One way to add a retro flavor to your antique shop is to dress up old mannequins and position them in key spots in your shop or even outside the door. Mannequins in either the table top style or the full length floor model are great attention grabbers drawing people into a shop, into a particular section of your shop or as a wonderful conversation piece as part of a display.

Photos shown courtesy of http://www.jazzejunque.com/
and Surburban Renewal, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

"Retro Plastic Chicks"

Let’s face it, you may not always be available to welcome your customers. So why not consider leaving the job of “greeter” to a hot retro chick made out of plastic? Of course there is no end to how many different outfits you can select for your retro ladies.

While mannequins look marvelous standing in an entry way or even alongside a retro kitchen, they are happy wherever you place them. One thing is for sure, they love all the attention they get. So wake up your booth or shop...add some funky plastic gals and watch the traffic increase!

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of Iantiqueonline.com an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.

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  1. I'd love a few of those for my booth. Any ideas on how to acquire some?

  2. I love the vintage mannequins! We also use the antique dress forms. They are so versatile and FUN to dress!

  3. I found my female "June" at an antique mall in Chicago. I looked for several years before I found "Beav", our boy at an antique mall by Kane County.