Doll Shops Avon Lake OH

Local resource for doll shops in Avon Lake. 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.

Once Upon A Time Toys
(440) 333-2327
19285 Detroit Rd
Cleveland, OH
 
I'm Game
(440) 734-1050
156 Great Northern Mall
North Olmsted, OH
 
Red Barn Toys
(440) 734-1418
23165 Alexander Rd
North Olmsted, OH
 
Holcombs Knowplace
(330) 846-4373
712 Park Dr
Lorain, OH
 
Dollfair International
(440) 793-6166
8072 Columbia Rd
Cleveland, OH
 
Toys R US
(440) 779-9339
27048 Lorain Rd
North Olmsted, OH
 
Holcomb's Knowplace
(440) 777-6616
25913 Great Northern Shop Ctr
North Olmsted, OH
 
Hobby's Etc
(440) 979-1900
23609 Lorain Rd
North Olmsted, OH
 
Grand Pacific Model Railroad
(440) 235-4777
25564 Bagley Rd
Olmsted Falls, OH
 
Sr Toys
(440) 324-2329
3343 Midway Mall
Elyria, OH
 

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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