Doll Shops Anchorage AK

Local resource for doll shops in Anchorage. 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.

Frontier Marketing Conslnts
(907) 337-1034
760 Pearl Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Classic Toys
(907) 276-2732
341 E Benson Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 
Boscos Comics Cards & Games
(907) 274-4112
2606 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Speakeasy Games
(907) 272-4343
405 L St
Anchorage, AK
 
Pekk Company
(907) 349-8118
1316 E 7th Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
Mad AL Distributors
(907) 274-4115
412 W 53rd Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
Really Neat Stuff
(907) 337-1034
760 Pearl Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Kayak
(907) 522-7710
2605 Barrow St Ste B
Anchorage, AK
 
Kb Toys
(907) 258-3632
5th Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
Fred Meyer
(907) 264-9600
1000 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 

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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