Doll Shops Avondale AZ

Local resource for doll shops in Avondale. 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.

Game Crazy
(623) 925-8667
319 N Litchfield Rd
Goodyear, AZ
 
Samurai Comics II
(623) 872-8886
10720 W Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ
 
Game Crazy
(623) 247-1821
7427 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
 
Orange Julius
(623) 849-8286
7611 W Thomas Rd Ste 204
Phoenix, AZ
 
Kb Toys
(623) 245-0026
7611 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
 
Game Crazy
(623) 935-0856
12958 W Indian School Rd
Litchfield Park, AZ
 
B J's Play Pals
(623) 872-2816
10248 W Medlock Dr
Luke Afb, AZ
 
Toys R US
(623) 849-0044
7502 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
 
Fbm Gaming
(623) 478-1448
7310 W Roosevelt St Ste 28
Phoenix, AZ
 
Game Crazy
(602) 272-0026
4301 W Mcdowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ
 

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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