Doll Shops Boulder CO

Local resource for doll shops in Boulder. 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.

Ginger Pickles
(303) 444-0294
2628 Broadway St
Boulder, CO
 
Into the Wind-Kite Store
(303) 449-5906
1408 Pearl St
Boulder, CO
 
It's Your Move
(303) 938-9225
1219 Pearl St
Boulder, CO
 
Natures Own Wholesale
(303) 444-4020
3564 Pearl St
Boulder, CO
 
Rc Playground
(720) 406-8409
2850 Iris Ave
Boulder, CO
 
International Fantasy Gaming
(303) 443-1012
4500 19th St
Boulder, CO
 
Discovery Toys
(303) 499-6457
597 Blackhawk Rd
Boulder, CO
 
Grand Rabbit's Toy Shoppe
(303) 443-0780
2525 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
 
Play Fair Toys
(303) 444-7502
1690 28th St
Boulder, CO
 
Healing Rhythms Customer Service
(303) 499-3680
3330 Eldorado Springs Dr
Eldorado Springs, CO
 

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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