Doll Shops Bennington VT

Local resource for doll shops in Bennington. 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.

Gamers Grotto
(802) 447-0091
337 Main St
Bennington, VT
 
Old Game Store
(802) 362-2756
6377 Vt Route 7a
Arlington, VT
 
Persnickety Toys
(413) 662-2990
13 Eagle St
North Adams, MA
 
The Vermont Scroller
(802) 748-2108
1409 New Boston Rd
St Johnsbury, VT
 
Vermont Teddy Bear CO Incorporated
(802) 244-7964
2653 Waterbury-Stowe Rd
Waterbury Center, VT
 
Where'd You Get That Incorporated
(413) 458-2206
100 Spring St
Williamstown, MA
 
Where'd You Get That ?
(413) 458-2206
100 Spring St
Williamstown, MA
 
Old Game Store
(802) 362-2756
6377 Vt Route 7a
Arlington, VT
 
R T's Toybox
(802) 247-3774
2668 Us Route 7
Brandon, VT
 
Hsp Nature Toys
(802) 365-9532
637 Grassy Brook Rd
Brookline, VT
 

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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