Doll Shops Cedar Rapids IA

Local resource for doll shops in Cedar Rapids. 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.

Treasures Resale Shop
(319) 364-1988
701 Center Point Rd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Toys R US
(319) 396-0445
2425 Wiley Blvd Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
K C's Bear Stuff
(319) 393-5828
4444 1st Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Hobbytown USA
(319) 364-3289
2737 16th Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Battlezone Games
(319) 395-9663
85 N Center Point Rd Ste 40
Hiawatha, IA
 
Box Kar Hobbies
(319) 362-1291
3649 1st Ave Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Theresas Dolls Gifts
(406) 273-6332
5021 Duffy Dr Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Wooden Rainbow
(319) 362-2223
1957 Blairs Ferry Rd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Wichman Bingo Supplies Incorporated
(319) 378-1136
315 Robins Rd
Hiawatha, IA
 
Learning Ladder
(319) 373-8834
1430 Twixt Town Rd
Marion, IA
 

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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