Doll Shops Albuquerque NM

Local resource for doll shops in Albuquerque. 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.

Bound to Be Read
(505) 828-3500
6300 San Mateo Blvd Ne Ste J
Albuquerque, NM
 
Adorable Darlings Daycare & Toys, LLC
(505) 275-3340
PO Box 51392
Albuquerque, NM
 
Learning Is Fun
(505) 889-8860
4900 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
George's Trains
(505) 265-4960
209 Amherst Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM

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OUT of The Blue LTD
(505) 242-4455
2502 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM
 
Justinfun Collectibles
(505) 792-3700
10000 Coors Byp Nw Ste D201
Albuquerque, NM
 
Bigglesnort Toys LLC
(520) 241-4543
PO Box 507
Tijeras, NM
 
Astro Zombies
(505) 232-7800
3108 Central Ave SE
Los Lunas, NM
 
Tinhorn Toys
(505) 242-4085
328 San Felipe NW
Albuquerque, NM
 
Out Of The Blue Ltd
(505) 242-4455
2502 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM

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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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