Doll Shops Bettendorf IA

Local resource for doll shops in Bettendorf. 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.

Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(563) 441-9407
2121 Kimberly Rd
Bettendorf, IA
 
Stout's Distributing
(563) 388-9572
5119 Tremont Ave
Davenport, IA
 
Watermark Corners
(309) 764-0055
1500 River Dr
Moline, IL
 
Dragon's Sanctum
(309) 762-5577
3215 Avenue Of The Cities
Moline, IL
 
Toy Shoppe
(563) 289-2329
102 Cody Rd N # 3
le Claire, IA
 
Discovery Toys
(563) 332-7388
3854 Prairie Ln
Bettendorf, IA
 
K-B Toys
(309) 762-4422
4500 16th St
Moline, IL
 
Discovery Toys
(309) 764-0636
2025 5th St
Moline, IL
 
Kids-R-Us
(309) 797-3602
4555 16th St
Moline, IL
 
Toys R US
(309) 797-3602
4555 16th St
Moline, 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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