Doll Shops Ansonia CT

Local resource for doll shops in Ansonia. 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.

Howard's Hobby
(203) 732-5346
116 Silver Hill Rd
Ansonia, CT
 
Build A Baby Basket Llc
(203) 225-9132
543 Long Hill Ave
Shelton, CT
 
Coynes At The Red Barn
(203) 389-2910
378 Amity Rd
Woodbridge, CT
 
Jungle Jims
(203) 799-3000
190 Boston Post Rd # 6
Orange, CT
 
Jesse's Toys
(203) 799-1301
185 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT
 
Tom's Toy Box
(203) 736-2277
30 Great Hill Rd
Seymour, CT
 
Snip Snaps
(203) 225-7627
884 Bridgeport Ave
Shelton, CT
 
Clock Work Comic
(203) 795-8409
512 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT
 
Pinball Store
(203) 795-4440
163 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT
 
Miniature Manors
(203) 389-0104
524 Fountain St
New Haven, CT
 

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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