Doll Shops Berwyn IL

Local resource for doll shops in Berwyn. 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.

Berwyn's Toy Trains
(708) 484-4384
7025 Ogden Ave
Berwyn, IL
Hobby City
(708) 795-0280
6910 Cermak Rd Ste 1
Berwyn, IL
Kb Toys
(708) 442-6998
7501 W Cermak Rd Ste M008
Riverside, IL
Montana Shop Gallery Chicago
(708) 848-0901
417 Harrison St
Oak Park, IL
Foster Toys Incorporated
(708) 386-7000
810 North Blvd
Oak Park, IL
Game Crazy
(708) 788-8984
6347 Cermak Rd
Berwyn, IL
Toys R US
(708) 442-5155
7451 W Cermak Rd
North Riverside, IL
Game Crazy
(708) 652-2796
1601 S Cicero Ave
Cicero, IL
Geppetto's Toy Box Incorporated
(708) 445-9906
730 Lake St
Oak Park, IL
Magic Tree Book Store
(708) 848-0770
141 N Oak Park Ave
Oak Park, IL

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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