Doll Shops Bend OR

Local resource for doll shops in Bend. 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.

Willow Tree Toys
(541) 306-6059
61540 American Ln Ste 140
Bend, OR
 
IN the Breeze
(541) 389-1417
63004 Layton Ave
Bend, OR
 
Pegasus Books of Bend
(541) 388-4588
105 Nw Minnesota Ave
Bend, OR
 
Bear Hugz
(541) 306-3132
61334 S Highway 97 Ste 420
Bend, OR
 
Willow Tree Toys
(541) 306-6059
61540 American Ln
Bend, OR
 
A Kids World
(541) 382-2120
2550 Ne Highway 20 Ste 140
Bend, OR
 
Leapin' Lizards Toy Company
(541) 382-8326
953 Nw Wall St
Bend, OR
 
Leapin' Lizards Toy Company
(541) 382-8326
953 NW Wall St
Bend, OR
 
The Spinsterz
(541) 728-3598
20680 Carmen Loop #102
Bend, OR
 
D's Toy And Hobbies
(541) 389-1330
757 Ne Greenwood Ave
Bend, OR
 

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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