Passing by clothing boutiques, we often look at mannequins dressed in beautiful outfits. It is on the mannequin that things look most advantageous, since they do not hang on the hanger with a shapeless rag, but demonstrate all the possibilities of planting according to the figure. But is it possible to buy products from a mannequin and do stores practice this? Let's try to figure it out.
Should I buy clothes from a mannequin?
The question of whether sellers can hand you a dress with a mannequin is not worth it.
Important! Clothing on the exhibition mannequin is the same product as the rest, hung on hangers or on shelves in the trading floor. Refusing to sell such a thing is illegal.
However, the question of whether to buy such a dress is very controversial. The fact is that about a long stay on the exhibition doll, the product can pretty shabby:
- dust appears;
- stretch marks are present;
- burnt or shiny places appear;
Important! When buying such a product, you can safely claim an additional discount at the checkout.
Do not forget to ask the cashier in the check to indicate flaws in the acquired clothing . Then, subsequently, the buyer will be able to freely return the goods back to the store by law.
Why sellers do not want to undress a mannequin?
Having seen a thing in a store on an exhibition doll, a buyer can ask sellers to undress it in order to purchase goods . After all, the clothes displayed in the window are the same goods with price tags as on the shelves.
But experience shows that not all stores go for it. Visitors to outlets often face a refusal to expose the dummy. At the same time, sellers often motivate their unwillingness to do this by the ban from the boutique administrator . This is present both in small stores and in network boutiques.
This is not only found in Russia. Answering a question posed, the administrator of H&M stores in Estonia and Finland noted that in their stores it is also impossible to immediately get the outfit you like from the shop window. The fact is that special people - visual merchandisers are engaged in the design and dressing of mannequins . They change dolls about once every two weeks.
It is worth noting that at the same time, sellers do not refuse the buyer to buy completely. They offer to provide him with a thing after the showcase has been changed, that is, within two weeks.
Experts also note that none of the laws indicate that clothes from a mannequin should be sold. The legislation also does not say anything about the discount. Therefore, the question of whether clothing should be sold from a shop window remains open. Apparently, store administrators resolve this issue strictly individually, depending on the circumstances.
Mannequin Clothing Buying Tips
Experienced salespeople confirm that everything happens this way. Clothing from the window is not removed at the request of the buyer in the same second . Have to wait for the end of the advertising campaign.
If a person wants to purchase a thing from a mannequin, it is worth sticking to our recommendations:
- If the clothes are on display, you need to contact the decorator directly. Most likely, he will offer to leave a phone number and provide the thing only after the end of the advertising period.
- Provided that the clothes are on a mannequin installed in the trading floor, you need to contact sales consultants. If there are too many buyers, the seller may ask to wait or come back later. If there are few people in the store, the seller has the right to immediately expose the mannequin and give the goods he likes to the buyer . But it can also say that this is not practiced in their store and go about their business.
Important! Success is provided to the buyer, who asks sellers to remove the item from the doll politely, without pressure. Nobody likes rudeness.
Thus, it turns out that it is possible to purchase clothes from a display case, but it is unlikely to get it in a short time. After all, it turns out that this is not the sphere of activity of sellers, but of advertisers who place goods in such a way as to attract the views of people idly scurrying around the shopping center.