Doll Shops Amherst MA

Local resource for doll shops in Amherst. 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.

Toy Box
(413) 256-8697
201 N Pleasant St
Amherst, MA
 
Phoenix Games Incorporated
(413) 665-7967
289 Amherst Rd
Sunderland, MA
 
Valley Dolls Miniatures Incorporated
(413) 584-5006
141 Damon Rd
Northampton, MA
 
Mulberry Tree
(413) 586-4027
150 Main St
Northampton, MA
 
A Child's Garden
(413) 584-2242
204 Main St
Northampton, MA
 
Electric Sheep Dream
(413) 256-1056
21 Campus Plaza Rd
Hadley, MA
 
Debra Jeans Lovely Dolls
(413) 283-6178
7 East St
Belchertown, MA
 
A2z Science Nature Store
(413) 586-1611
57 King St
Northampton, MA
 
Modern Myths Comics Games
(413) 582-6973
34 Bridge St Ste 4
Northampton, MA
 
Toys R US
(413) 532-8900
50 Holyoke St
Holyoke, MA
 

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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