Doll Shops Andover MN

Local resource for doll shops in Andover. 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.

Games by James
(763) 784-4144
274 Northtown Dr Ne
Blaine, MN
 
Shinder's
(763) 785-9263
668 County Road 10 Ne
Blaine, MN
 
Toys R US
(763) 784-6255
170 89th Ave Ne
Blaine, MN
 
Pot O'Gold
(651) 631-1318
3776 Connelly Ave
Arden Hills, MN
 
Game Crazy
(763) 315-0396
8525 Edinburgh Center Dr
Minneapolis, MN
 
Valley of Games
(612) 423-5781
398 Northtown Dr Ne
Blaine, MN
 
Mrs B's Dolls Plus
(763) 786-6825
10130 Central Ave Ne
Blaine, MN
 
Hobbytown USA
(763) 424-5900
7916 Brooklyn Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
 
Movies for the Ear
(651) 490-7836
760 County Road F W Apt J
Shoreview, MN
 
Game Crazy
(763) 572-2205
4849 Central Ave Ne
Minneapolis, MN
 

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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