Doll Shops Arnold MO

Local resource for doll shops in Arnold. 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.

Hobbytown USA
(636) 333-1360
118 Richardson Xing
Arnold, MO
Mill Street Marketplace Gourmet and Gift Shop
(636) 464-0091
102 Mill St
Kimmswick, MO
(314) 293-1800
6055 Telegraph Rd
St Louis, MO
Go the Game Store
(314) 845-9258
53 S County Center Way
St Louis, MO
(636) 349-3113
1049 Gravois Rd
Fenton, MO
Once Upon A Child
(636) 282-7711
3787 Vogel Rd
Arnold, MO
Dollar I$Land
(636) 467-2050
1239 W Main St
Imperial, MO
(314) 894-2684
479 S County Center Way
St Louis, MO
Game Crazy
(636) 326-6777
676 Gravois Bluffs Blvd
Fenton, MO
Hammetts Learning World
(314) 842-4496
9954 Kennerly Rd
St Louis, MO

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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