Doll Shops Blue Island IL

Local resource for doll shops in Blue Island. 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.

Game Connection Incorporated
(708) 371-4440
12740 Cal Sag Rd
Crestwood, IL
 
Game Crazy
(773) 821-5730
11438 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
 
Post Game Pub
(708) 385-5697
5544 147th St
Oak Forest, IL
 
Angie's Dolls
(708) 499-1322
5821 W 87th St
Oak Lawn, IL
 
Kb Toys
(708) 423-8848
181 Chicago Ridge Mall
Chicago Ridge, IL
 
Lakeshore Learning Store
(773) 233-9210
2255 W 95th St
Chicago, IL
 
Game Crazy
(708) 535-3479
5570 159th St
Oak Forest, IL
 
Game Crazy
(708) 346-0757
2925 W 95th St
Evergreen Park, IL
 
Game Crazy
(708) 346-0189
5141 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL
 
Bean Bag Games Unlimited
(708) 229-1367
5953 W 87th St
Oak Lawn, 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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