Looking for a free or cheap mannequin? Here are some options:
1 Search Craigslist, Freecycle or Facebook Marketplace.
2 If you are brave, you can go dumpster diving behind a retail store or mall because retailers frequently throw away mannequins when a store is closing, remodeling or if they have damaged mannequins.
3 When a major retail chain is closing a location in your city they often sell their fixtures a fire sale pries to the public a few weeks before the store officially closes their doors.
4 Do a google search for the term “Used Display Fixtures” in your city. The industry term for mannequins is “display fixture” and many vendors who primarily sell store fixtures also mannequins. But because the vendors have names like Joe’s Store Fixtures or Store Fixtures Plus, you might not know that they also sell mannequins.
5 At Mannequin Madness we sell used mannequins at discount prices that we have recycled from retail chains that have closed. Sometimes the condition of them are like brand new, sometimes they are show moderate signs of wear and tear.
Click this link to see a video tour of our warehouse to see our used inventory – which changes all the time. We are in Oakland, Ca but ship all over the US and Canada.
6 We also have a mannequin boneyard where we have super cheap used mannequins because they are either broken, distressed or missing parts. But since the shipping price is more than the cost of the item, these are only for local customers who can come to our warehouse in Oakland to buy them.
If you just need to borrow a mannequin for a short term purpose, there are many companies like us that will rent a mannequin to you as we have listed here. Not the same as free, but not as expensive as buying a mannequin if you just need one for a week or less.