Doll Shops Billings MT

Local resource for doll shops in Billings. 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.

Explorations of Montana Incorporated
(406) 245-5774
114 N 29th St
Billings, MT
 
Summit Gaming
(406) 652-2840
2501 Overland Ave
Billings, MT
 
Toys R US
(406) 652-8697
640 S 24th St W
Billings, MT
 
On A Smaller Scale
(406) 259-0692
805 16th St W
Billings, MT
 
Sidekick Stuffers
(406) 208-3879
902 Central Ave
Billings, MT
 
Build A Buddy
(406) 591-5219
902 Central Ave
Billings, MT
 
Jim's Junction
(406) 259-5354
811 16th St W Ste B
Billings, MT
 
Splash Page
(406) 652-9444
2545 Central Ave Ste C
Billings, MT
 
Extreme Hobbies
(406) 259-8505
1515 14th St W
Billings, MT
 
Gamers Edge
(406) 656-9292
2340 Grand Ave
Billings, MT
 

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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