Doll Shops Brainerd MN

Local resource for doll shops in Brainerd. 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.

Tumbleroos
(218) 822-3814
617 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN
 
Brainerd Amusement Company
(218) 828-4008
2411 Highway 210 W
Baxter, MN
 
Rebecca's Dolls Miniatures
(218) 963-0165
25458 Main St
Nisswa, MN
 
Gumdrop Tree
(218) 967-0301
5430 County Road 18
Nisswa, MN

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Manhattan Toy
(612) 337-9600
430 1st Ave N Ste 500
Minneapolis, MN
 
Citadel Games
(218) 833-0198
723 Washington St
Brainerd, MN
 
Lucky Loon
(218) 963-9998
5430 County Road 18
Nisswa, MN
 
Rebecca's Dolls & Miniatures
(218) 963-0165
541 Main Street
Nisswa, MN
Hours
Monday to Saturday 10 to 5; Sunday 11 to 4. open May thru October only.

Completely Kids Maternity
(507) 444-4100
312 N Cedar Ave
Owatonna, MN
 
Lark Toy Manufacturing
(651) 767-3387
Po Box 5
Kellogg, MN
 
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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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