Classic Commercialism

 

This perfectly-named shop is near the Spanish Steps in Rome.

This perfectly-named shop is near the Spanish Steps in Rome.

 

This curiously-promising shop is off Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

This curiously-promising shop is off Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

 

A store's sale notice in Ireland.

A store's sale notice in Ireland.

 

In the last year I’ve noticed the most deliciously bizarre store mannequins. I now collect images of these mercantile freaks.

 

 

Madrid. 2009. Remember those strange dime-store paintings of big-eyed emaciated kids? Well, they grew up to become fashion mannequins.

Madrid. 2009. Remember those strange dime-store paintings of big-eyed emaciated kids? Well, they grew up to become fashion mannequins.

 

And what parent wouldn't be thrilled for their little princess to duplicate this look?

And what parent wouldn't be thrilled for their little princess to duplicate this look?

 

Guadeloupe. 2009. Is this how your customers really see themselves?

Guadeloupe. 2009. Is this how your customers really see themselves?

 

 

Guadeloupe. 2009. Oh look, the girl mannequin has a boyfriend!

Guadeloupe. 2009. Oh look, the girl mannequin has a boyfriend!

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