There are hundreds of variations on the typical clothes hanger available, but it's not always easy to determine which is right for the job. When shopping for hangers for your store, it's important to consider the type of clothing you sell, the support it needs and the style of your store.
Plastic hangers are one of the least expensive options and are great for a wide variety of garments. Some are made with heavy-duty plastic that is strong enough to hang coats, while others are shatterproof and may last just as long as wooden or wire hangers. Plastic hangers work well for undergarments, because they often come with grooves and clips for straps.
Wooden hangers have the dual benefit of being strong and attractive. If your store has a rustic theme, you might consider wooden hangers with natural or walnut stains. Wooden hangers tend to be heavier and take up more storage space than their wire and plastic counterparts.
Padded hangers are ideal for delicate items like lingerie that might fall off a smoother surface, or get stretched or otherwise modified by hanging on a solid hanger. Delicate knits and evening wear generally look best when displayed on padded hangers.