Doll Shops Battle Creek MI

Local resource for doll shops in Battle Creek. 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.

Meyer's Toy World
(269) 963-2768
72 North Ave
Battle Creek, MI
 
Children's Closet
(269) 565-0440
92 1/2 20th St S
Battle Creek, MI
 
Toy Barn
(269) 789-8697
114 W Michigan Ave
Marshall, MI
 
The Doll Shoppe
(877) 336-3655
7901 N Sprinkle Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Imagine the Challenge/Imaginetoys.com
(269) 968-2226 (5103)
5404 Wayne Road
Battle Creek, MI
 
Toys R US
(269) 979-1911
5740 Beckley Rd
Battle Creek, MI
 
Titangames.com
(269) 963-3773
637 Capital Ave Sw
Battle Creek, MI
 
Game Crazy
(269) 552-4711
3130 Portage St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Grandpa's Swing Set Shop Incorporated
(269) 383-9433
5535 Mount Olivet Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Meyer's Toy World
(269) 963-2768
72 North Ave
Battle Creek, MI
 

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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