Chinese Supermarket Fashion Is Absolutely Wonderful

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From tank tops made of toothpastes to dresses constructed with tissues, China's in-store displays are incredibly creative. Screw clothes, check out how supermarkets and hypermarts dress up mannequins to sell vegetables, toilet paper, floor mats, and utensils.

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Recently, some of China's best supermarket mannequins appeared online in Japan. The images are from Chinese social networking site Weibo. Let's have a look.

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In Chinese, these displays are called "chao shi da ma chuang yi" (超市大妈创意) or, loosely, "creations by super market ladies." The displayers are supposedly made by the old women who work at the supermarkets—though, they're probably made by dudes, too!

You might have noticed a couple of images from Kotaku's previous coverage of wonderful Chinese retail displays.

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中国のスーパーのマネキンがおかしい、というかかなりおかしいwwwwwwwwww [ハムスター2ちゃんねる]

超市大妈创意作品被疯传 网友感叹大妈逆天(图) [JFDaily]

有才的超市大妈 [YYZD]

超市大妈用方便袋做的透视装![1P] [Mahua]

关于"超市"的笑话 [XHKong]

超市大妈摆放物品有创意 解密:多数为专业团队策划 [China News]

超市大妈太调皮 创意作品疯传惊为天人 [Hexun]

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DISCUSSION

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Breaks my heart to see hard working American mannequins losing out as more and more jobs get sent over to China.

The politicians and their fat cat corporate lobbyists done sold this country out!

I bet none of these mannequins can even transform into a beautiful lady while the store's closed...