Doll Shops Cape Girardeau MO

Local resource for doll shops in Cape Girardeau. 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.

Game Crazy
(573) 335-1172
127 Siemers Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
Rental Land Special Events
(573) 332-7186
1914 Independence St
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
Kay Bee Toy Hobby Shop
(573) 332-8776
226 W Park Mall
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
Toys R US
(573) 335-3311
210 S Silver Springs Rd
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
Sneathen Enterprises
(573) 335-8091
2526 Boutin Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
That's My Baby Collectible
(573) 335-3677
2015 Allen Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
K-B Toys
(573) 332-8776
3049 William St Ste 226
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
Cape Art Mart
(573) 334-6523
21 S Plaza Way
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
The Downtown Toy Store
(573) 335-7529
Discovery Playhouse
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
Toys R Us
(573) 339-0600
201 S Silver Springs Rd
Cape Girardeau, MO

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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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