Doll Shops Beckley WV

Local resource for doll shops in Beckley. 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.

Herbies
(304) 252-4061
201 Cohen St
Beckley, WV
 
Mahon Sharon
(304) 255-6580
108 N Vance Dr
Beckley, WV
 
Hilda's Dolls Etc
(304) 925-9655
5216 Maccorkle Ave Se
Charleston, WV
 
Kb Toys
(304) 325-6363
Mercer Mall
Bluefield, WV
 
Tomb of the Unknown Fanboy
(304) 296-7300
245 Walnut St
Morgantown, WV
 
All About Games
(304) 254-8787
319 E Prince St
Beckley, WV
 
Pinocchio's Books Toys
(304) 296-2332
322 High St
Morgantown, WV
 
M R Sales
(304) 882-3898
Rr 2 Box 79
Letart, WV
 
Hollywood Game Incorporated
(304) 425-5020
403 Oakvale Rd
Princeton, WV
 
Stedfast Tin Soldier
(740) 723-5453
326 Penco Rd
Weirton, WV
 

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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