Mannequins that are active and alive can often catch your eye more that mannequins arranged stiffly at attention. I was reading a post at www.selectism.com about tennis fashion and it occurred to me that sport is not used nearly enough as a marketing tool.
Even if the main items for sale aren’t directly sport-related, from the point-of-view of attracting the initial attention of shoppers it would be very worth while to trial displays with a sports aspect. Tennis as an example, is a huge sport with millions of fans. Associating products with a sport like this can create a lot of agreement that the items are suitable for the buyer.