I have always hated clothing hangers. Even when I was a teenager and got into organizing my vast wardrobe by color, I still resented using hangers. It’s not because it takes so much time to hang up clothing-it’s because it’s annoying to do so. Clothing often slips off, the hangers need to be pointed in the right direction and also hooking them on just seems like a jarring step vs a smooth one.  When I say “hangers” I am referring to the metal, plastic or wooden ones that come with a hook that goes on a rail. Then I started thinking, there is a reason why people tend to drape their clothing over a door or chair…

When searching the internet, I discovered that many people share my distaste for traditional clothing hangers and found a few pretty cool alternatives. Below are my faves! Oh and they are are gluten free 😉

Hook on Ribba system By far this is my favorite alternative. You can hang art on it, and clothes from it. A loft dweller’s horizontal solution to a clean modern way to display n hang.

Alternatives to hangers are hooks on the wall
Boom, done!

2. Chrome S-hooks Can get at Ikea for hanging various things by the label or jean loop. Gives your space an industry re-purposed feel. You can totes get these at any home hardware store too for like nothing.

Alternatives to hangers
Few clothes? On the S hook they go!

3. Canvas vertical hangers also from IKEA and they have ones for shoes too. These are practical but kinda fugly. They will give the space a “student” look. I love that they sort of look like stacked purses from a minimal gypsy.

Alternatives to hangers
Toss it in gypsy!

4. Shelving cubes Def the most style if your clothing is minimal and girly. Not ideal for dress shirts – but great for everything else. If you go the cube route, Wayfair has a ton… what is great about cubes is that you can decide to store anything in them should you go with another alternative.

wooden cube boxes
Don’t be so square, CUBE it, baby!

5. DIY This concept is not practical but nice for the trendy do-it-yourselfer someone with a small condo and few haute couture items that they wish to display.  A minimal hipster who has 7 undies, 2 pairs of jeans, suspenders and an annoying Fedora needs this branch and can likely make it themselves.

Clothes hanging off of a stick
DIY or Go ETSY for a super hipster branch style!

Not convinced that life can be a dream with alternatives to hangers? At least check out the latest in modern no-slip hangers over at our friends Houzz!

I hope that was helpful…. but NOT Overly Helpful!