Doll Shops Bristol TN

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.

Kb Toys
(276) 466-2551
500 Gate City Hwy
Bristol, VA
 
Interstate Recreation
(276) 669-2393
8 Euclid Ave
Bristol, VA
 
K-B Toys
(423) 323-8710
354 Shadowtown Rd
Blountville, TN
 
Kb Toys
(423) 246-9624
2101 Fort Henry Dr Ste 65
Kingsport, TN
 
Nord's Games
(423) 915-1005
2011 N Roan St
Johnson City, TN
 
Kay Bee Toys
(276) 466-2551
Bristol Mall
Bristol, VA
 
Treasure Hunt Toys Cllctbls
(276) 466-3404
100 Linden Square Dr # 2
Bristol, VA
 
Panda T's Hobbies Science
(276) 698-3141
1275 W Main St
Abingdon, VA
 
Toys R US
(423) 283-4219
1906 N Roan St
Johnson City, TN
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(423) 246-2118
1905 N Eastman Rd
Kingsport, TN
 

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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