Doll Shops Apollo PA

Local resource for doll shops in Apollo. 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.

Yarn 'n Darn Craft Center
(724) 339-7800
2716 Leechburg Rd
Lower Burrell, PA
Lancaster Bingo CO Incorporated
(724) 327-1002
160 Plum Industrial Park
Plum, PA
Babies R US
(412) 856-9891
3700 William Penn Hwy
Monroeville, PA
Holcomb's Knowplace
(412) 856-9801
4116 William Penn Hwy
Monroeville, PA
All Wound Up
(412) 856-0704
3735 William Penn Hwy
Monroeville, PA
Trackside Imagination Station
(724) 733-0887
4059 William Penn Hwy
Murrysville, PA
(412) 369-0744
Hills Village Mall
Pittsburgh, PA
Once Upon A Child
(412) 374-9932
3747 William Penn Hwy
Monroeville, PA
Toys R US
(412) 373-8043
3735 William Penn Hwy
Monroeville, PA
Funco Land
(412) 380-6066
3747 William Penn Hwy
Monroeville, PA

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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