The main difference between Manikin and Mannequin is that the Manikin is a life-sized anatomical human model used in education and Mannequin is a doll or statue used to show clothing in a store. Can I buy a mannequin? Our beautiful, high-quality male torso mannequins seamlessly display style and elegance. Each mannequin collection our store features tells a different fashion story. In fact, they are the tools that will make your store come to life.Do clothes sell better on a mannequin? Hangers are good, but a mannequin can better show how it would fit/hang. I would not buy a clothing item displayed on the floor/live model, I would buy a clothing item displayed on a mannequin.