Huggable Hangers in the Test Lab

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Item: Huggable Hangers
Designer: Joy Mangano
Price: from $14
Rating: Strong Recommend

Shopping on the Home Shopping Network ( is not a frequent pastime, but for a product as great as Joy Mangano's Huggable Hangers, we’ll make an exception. Covered in flocked material, the hangers have a fuzzy texture. At first glance, we thought the hangers were pretty silly looking, but after a test drive, they didn't seem so funny...

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The flocked surface prevents garments—even silk blouses and spaghetti-strapped dresses—from slipping off the hanger. Each one is also a mere 1/4” thick (a standard plastic hanger is about 1/3”), multiplied by 50+ hangers, you're looking at a few extra inches of closet space, which is nothing to scoff at in New York. The curve of these hangers is gentler than most, which means your clothes won't end up with those irritating bumps from hanging on the hanger too long.

Fortunately, HSN has a website so you don't have to stay up watching the Home Shopping Network to purchase a set. Bed Bath & Beyond also sells similar hangers, which were recently reviewed by AT San Francisco right here.

>> HSN: Huggable Hangers by Joy Mangano

- Laura Fenton

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.