Doll Shops Annapolis MD

Local resource for doll shops in Annapolis. 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.

Wise Willow Childrens Book
(410) 267-0100
68 Maryland Ave
Annapolis, MD
 
Enchanted Doll Treasures
(410) 280-3375
1110 West St
Annapolis, MD
 
Return to Oz
(410) 266-9390
2011 West St
Annapolis, MD
 
Hawk of All Trades
(410) 224-0003
1821 Crownsville Rd
Annapolis, MD
 
Toys R US
(410) 573-2068
41 Defense Hwy
Annapolis, MD
 
Games Workshop
(410) 266-5667
1431 Annapolis Mall
Annapolis, MD
 
Fancy Frocks
(410) 626-9711
216b Main St
Annapolis, MD
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(410) 897-0828
1496 Annapolis Mall
Annapolis, MD
 
Right Start
(410) 571-9003
1365 Annapolis Mall
Annapolis, MD
 
Dicovery Channel
(410) 897-0830
1230 Annapolis Mall # 264
Annapolis, MD
 

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from DOLLS magazine