Doll Shops Boise ID

Local resource for doll shops in Boise. 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.

Captain Comics Incorporated
(208) 336-2333
710 S Vista Ave
Boise, ID
 
Childrens Store
(208) 322-4366
1346 S Orchard St
Boise, ID
 
The Deluxe
(208) 424-0315
214 N 9th St
Boise, ID
 
Discovery Toys
(208) 336-3144
1154 Congress Ct
Boise, ID
 
Magic Dragon Games
(208) 853-3683
4610 W State St
Boise, ID
 
Scientific Wizardry
(208) 336-4958
2404 S Orchard St Ste 500
Boise, ID
 
Learning Express
(208) 389-9911
1746 W State St
Boise, ID
 
Boise Book Gift Company
(208) 344-8088
906 W Main St
Boise, ID
 
State Street Exchange
(208) 345-5866
3017 W State St
Boise, ID
 
Rainbow Play Systems Idaho
(208) 321-0014
64 N Cole Rd
Boise, ID
 

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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