Doll Shops Barre VT

Local resource for doll shops in Barre. 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.

Kb Toys
(802) 229-5225
State Route 62 Fisher Rd # 75
Berlin, VT
 
Woodbury Mountain Toys
(802) 223-4272
24 State St
Montpelier, VT
 
Vermont Teddy Bear CO Incorporated
(802) 244-7964
2653 Waterbury-Stowe Rd
Waterbury Center, VT
 
Big House-Little House
(802) 728-4688
28 Pleasant St
Randolph, VT
 
Vermont Teddy Bear CO Incorporated
(802) 244-7964
2653 Waterbury-Stowe Rd
Waterbury Center, VT
 
Kay Bee Toys
(802) 229-5225
100 Stretchs Way
Montpelier, VT
 
All Things Bright Beautiful
(802) 496-3997
27 Bridge St
Waitsfield, VT
 
Vincent's Drug Variety
(802) 244-8458
59 S Main St
Waterbury, VT
 
Woodbury Mountain Toys
(802) 223-4272
24 State St
Montpelier, VT

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Vermont Teddy Bear CO Incorporated
(802) 334-4217
84 Farrant St
Newport, VT
 
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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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