Just Keep Hanging: How to Choose the Right Hanger for Your Clothes

The hangers you use should go beyond basic functionality, especially if you’re aiming to position yourself as an authority on fashion. As a retailer, your customers look to you for inspiration, style advice and clothing maintenance tips. A trendy garment strung up on a cheap wire hanger doesn’t help your credibility as a fashion purveyor.

Hanger styles and finishes should be selected carefully according to the style of your shop, the value of your clothing and the fabrics your garments are made from. Using the wrong hangers can not only stretch or crease your garments, they can also undermine the perceived value of them in the eyes of your customers. At the end of the day, you are in business to wow your clients, create a memorable experience and make a profit at the end of it.

Find out how to select the right type of hanger for your clothes:

A Hanger for Every Clothing Type

Improve your image and display your stock better with the right hangers.  As a shopfittings, shop floor displays and everyday retail essentials supplier, Apex Display is here to help. Use this guide when choosing your new wooden hangers to get the best results.

Shirts, T-Shirts and Lighter Garments

Prevent creases and misshaping of shirts and blouses with contoured hangers that resemble the natural curve of our shoulders. For lighter or slippery fabrics, choose a hanger with shoulder grips, or use the non-slip shoulder grips on wishbone hangers to prevent garments from falling off. The bottom rail of a coat hanger (if included) is mainly aesthetic, however can be used to hold trousers or longer garments.

Coats and Jackets

Most outerwear uses heavy fabrics like wool and nylon, so it’s important to choose a hanger that will sustain the weight of your garments and increase their value. Wire or thin plastic hangers will bend or break in no time with the weight of these clothing items. Choose those made from wood or tough plastic for better strength. A contoured hanger such as our Timber Suit Hanger is ideal for coats and jackets. Designed to flare out at both ends, this hanger gives outerwear sufficient support. Additionally, the curved design of contoured hangers will prevent bumps and folds from appearing on the shoulders of the coat or jacket.

Trousers and Skirts

Folding trousers or skirts over the thin rod on wooden coat hangers creates creases aside from looking unattractive, are more difficult to store.Prevent this by utilising hangers with built-in clothes clamps. These clamps are strong enough to hold all types of trousers and skirts, including those made with denim. They also let you show off the trouser or skirt’s design whilst on the rack.

Apex Display: Your Clothing Supplies Provider

With over four decades of experience, we have the expertise and a network of contacts to meet your demands. You can select from a variety of clothes hangers when you visit Apex Display. The hangers we carry are made with high-quality materials and designed for improved clothes maintenance. We offer wooden, metal and plastic hangers to better suit your storage, display and style needs.

Visit our online shop and browse through our supplies and equipment to find the right solutions for your store. You can contact our customer service team for any enquiries about our products. Simply call 1800 111 488 or send us an email at [email protected].

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