Doll Shops Anoka MN

Local resource for doll shops in Anoka. 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.

Big Game Supply
(763) 422-9470
319 Monroe St
Anoka, MN
 
Iq Puzzles
(320) 274-1196
375 Excelsior Ave S
Annandale, MN
 
Adore Olivia's Gifts
(320) 398-2166
750 Hazel Ave E
Kimball, MN
 
Play It
(320) 202-2287
713 2nd St S
St Cloud, MN
 
Doodletown Toys Incorporated
(763) 263-5123
16786 211th Ave
Big Lake, MN
 
Gum Drop Tree
(763) 427-4535
2007 2nd Ave
Anoka, MN
 
Village Games
(763) 506-0303
2665 4th Ave Ste 105
Anoka, MN
 
Gumdrop Tree of Buffalo
(763) 682-3504
8 1st Ave S
Buffalo, MN
 
Discovery Toys
(763) 263-8749
5152 Ridge Rd
Big Lake, MN
 
Wacky Bear Factory
(320) 253-8307
4101 W Division St # B1
St Cloud, MN

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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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