Doll Shops Albany NY

Local resource for doll shops in Albany. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to doll houses, doll clothes, doll accessories, doll collections, toy dolls, Barbie dolls, and porcelain dolls, as well as advice and content on doll museums.

Haunted Hobbies
(518) 426-9872
328 Central Ave
Albany, NY
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(518) 464-2853
1 Crossgates Mall Rd
Albany, NY
Eb Kids
(518) 456-7135
1 Crossgates Mall Rd
Albany, NY
Kb Toys
(518) 869-8351
120 Washington Avenue Ext
Albany, NY
Kb Toys
(518) 458-2861
300 Colonie Ctr
Albany, NY
Albany Pal-Pioneer Toys
(518) 426-9585
279 Broadway
Albany, NY
Toy Maker
(518) 458-8830
1475 Western Ave
Albany, NY
Discovery Channel Store
(518) 218-1530
1 Crossgates Mall Rd
Albany, NY
Wheel World Family Bikes
(518) 459-7463
281 Sand Creek Rd
Albany, NY
Toys R US
(518) 459-5561
38 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY

Confessions of a Doll-shop-a-holic

Written by Alison Rasmussen   
Are you looking for good deals on dolls? Let me share my tips with you.
Now that I have your attention, I’ll open with my biggest secret: I’m probably the worst bargain shopper in the world when it comes to dolls.

My main problem is loyalty. I have a couple of favorite dealers, even when I come across a better price elsewhere. There are benefits to frequenting a favorite dealer:
  • Customer loyalty programs. Repeat customers often get the best prices from dealers, especially on newly released dolls.
  • Dealer insider specials. If my dealer goes to a convention or show, often she can pick up a special doll or outfit with me in mind.
  • Patronizing the smaller shop. I feel good that my dolly dollars are supporting small business.
A part of my collection is unusual and narrow in focus, and I have commissioned several unique outfits from artists. While this may not be the best way to get a bargain, I am sure to find exactly what I need this way. I’ve found a few people whose work I admire, and I have returned for more pieces later. The benefits are:
  • The artist is familiar with my taste.
  • I’m familiar with the artist’s needs and work habits.
  • The second commission will most likely fit in with my collection, since the artist’s former work is similar in style.
In my collection, I’ve found I really enjoy one-of-a-kind creations. And I really like supporting individuals--be they seamstress, doll art...

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