Doll Shops Alpharetta GA

Local resource for doll shops in Alpharetta. 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.

Scientific Games Intl
(770) 754-5340
1055 Windward Ridge Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA
 
Kb Toys
(770) 667-8723
1008 N Point Cir
Alpharetta, GA
 
The School Box
(770) 998-7979
7591 N Point Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(770) 442-0900
1092 N Point Cir
Alpharetta, GA
 
Scientific Games Intl Incorporated
(770) 664-3700
1500 Bluegrass Lakes Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA
 
Toys R US
(770) 518-9188
7731 N Point Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA
 
Kay Bee Toys
(770) 667-8723
1000 N Point Cir
Alpharetta, GA
 
Learning Express
(770) 740-1523
7300 N Point Pkwy Ste 104
Alpharetta, GA
 
Game Shoppe
(678) 319-0050
30 S Main St
Alpharetta, GA
 
Discovery Channel Store
(770) 664-1694
1192 N Point Cir
Alpharetta, GA
 

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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