Doll Shops Arkansas City KS

Local resource for doll shops in Arkansas City. 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.

Discovery Toys
(620) 441-0405
1726 N 8th St
Arkansas City, KS
 
Dollar General
(620) 442-6517
2411 N Summit St
Winfield, KS
 
Dollar General
(580) 362-9955
700 N Main St
Winfield, KS
 
Battle Zone
(913) 492-6363
12003 S Strang Line Rd
Olathe, KS
 
Oriental Gifts
(913) 385-0078
11512 W 135th St
Overland Park, KS
 
Jean's Dolls
(580) 362-3507
805 W 15th St
Newkirk, OK
 
Dollar General Stores
(620) 221-6588
1912 E 9th Ave
Winfield, KS
 
Wind Heaven Incorporated
(316) 683-9463
10939 E Harry St
Wichita, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(913) 451-4440
7104 W 119th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Sporadic Games
(620) 343-1968
1638 Industrial Rd
Emporia, KS
 

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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