Doll Shops Bangor ME

Local resource for doll shops in Bangor. 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.

Briar Patch
(207) 941-0255
27 Central St
Bangor, ME
 
Medical Depot Uniform Shop
(207) 947-4777
189 State St
Bangor, ME
 
Too Much Fun
(207) 262-7200
74 Main St
Bangor, ME
 
Toys R US
(207) 942-1005
6 Bangor Mall Blvd
Bangor, ME
 
Build A Bear Workshop
(207) 262-1041
663 Stillwater Ave
Waterville, ME
 
Abacus the Learning Store
(207) 942-6064
774 Hogan Rd
Bangor, ME
 
Kb Toys
(207) 947-8584
663 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
 
Games Unlimited
(207) 941-1944
499 Hammond St
Bangor, ME
 
Village Miniatures
(207) 862-3177
20 Western Ave
Hampden, ME
 
Toys R Us
(207) 942-1005
6 Bangor Mall Blvd
Bangor, ME

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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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