Doll Shops Bellevue NE

Local resource for doll shops in Bellevue. 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 Shoppe
(402) 292-4263
1406 Harlan Dr
Bellevue, NE
 
Harrison Hall Bingo
(402) 731-2547
4001 Harrison St
Bellevue, NE
 
Coliseum Gaming
(402) 331-3488
7215 S 83rd St
La Vista, NE
 
Legend Comics
(402) 391-2377
5131 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE
 
Doll's Etc
(402) 614-8318
1125 S 93rd St
Omaha, NE
 
Bellevue Keno
(402) 731-0419
3915 Harrison St
Bellevue, NE
 
St Rose Church
(402) 733-9327
4102 S 13th St
Omaha, NE
 
Hobbytown USA
(402) 597-1888
8060 S 84th St
La Vista, NE
 
Toy Chest
(402) 341-0774
1028 Howard St
Omaha, NE
 
Toys R US
(712) 366-9126
3145 Manawa Centre Dr
Council Bluffs, IA
 

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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