Today I'm offering a solution instead of asking for a suggestion.
Ultra-thin veltet hangers! A while back I took a picture of my mid-Summer Lilly items in my closet for the Re-Lilly Group on Facebook. My Lilly items are the only ones that appear to be less color-coordinated than the rest of my closet, none the less they actually are sorted by the most dominant color, but I digress.
Here you're seeing 39 pieces, but look at what a small amount of space it's taking up. About 4 months ago I realized clothes are thin, but standard hangers (even the nice ones) are overly thick! Thus, I went out and bought velvet, ultra-thin hangers. Not only to clothes cling to them -- no slippage to worry about, but they take up EXPONENTIALLY less space. Which in big cities with small spaces and even smaller closets, it's a God-send! Plus, they come in a myriad of fantastic colors, like the pink ones I have below. So cute!
1. Ross. You can get 18 for just $8.99. Of course sometimes these sets are sold out (I bought them all out of 2 stores up here in NoVA and had to wait for them to be replinished, but they're 2nd most affordable option is still a steal).
----> You can also buy a box of 100 at Ross for $39.99. This option is MUCH more difficult to find, but I've been seeing a LOT of it lately, now that I don't need 100 more hangers. I've only seen this option coming in cream colored, hangers, but again it's a good deal.
2. Marshalls/TJ Maxx. There you can get 18 for $12.99. So while it's not much more than Ross, it's still a few bucks more. But when you compare that to the $29.99 that places like Bed, Bath and Beyond charge you realize you're getting a steal!
I'll also note that Marshalls/TJ Maxx has much more fashionable colors than Ross. Generally speaking, but at the end of the day the colors are primarily covered up, so I guess it shouldn't matter all that much. That said, I only bought the bright pink and lime green ones for a while, so who am I to talk.
What to do for pants? These same style hangers also come with pants racks (I don't know what the heck they're actually called). While I can't find the exact style I have, I have sets with bars that swing out for easy access to the pants, and then swing and lock back into place. They're SO helpful!
Here's kind of what it looks like.