Doll Shops Bristol RI

Local resource for doll shops in Bristol. 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.

Wispin Porcelain Dolls
(401) 254-1330
12 Corte Reale Dr
Bristol, RI
 
Nancy's Hobby
(401) 247-0288
350 Main St
Warren, RI
 
Toys Ahoy
(401) 247-0415
1 Waseca Ave
Barrington, RI
 
Learning Express
(401) 247-4994
184 County Rd
Barrington, RI
 
Toys R US
(508) 675-1200
86 Swansea Mall Dr
Swansea, MA
 
Toy Shop
(401) 253-8982
450 Hope St
Bristol, RI
 
Kb Toy Works
(508) 677-1801
45 Mariano Bishop Blvd
Fall River, MA
 
Kay Bee Toys
(508) 677-1801
45 Mariano Bishop Blvd
Fall River, MA
 
Toy Mill
(401) 624-6188
3845 Main Rd
Tiverton, RI
 
Heavenly Heather Florist/Gifts
(508) 679-3013
430 High St
Fall River, MA
 

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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