Doll Shops Chandler AZ

Local resource for doll shops in Chandler. 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 Outlet
(480) 786-6592
963 W Elliot Rd
Chandler, AZ
 
Game Crazy
(480) 456-0762
3100 N Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ
 
Game Crazy
(480) 705-0736
4959 W Ray Rd
Chandler, AZ
 
Gamemaster Games
(480) 558-0750
1120 S Gilbert Rd Ste 114
Gilbert, AZ
 
Discovery Channel Store
(480) 917-0135
3111 W Chandler Blvd Ste 2048
Chandler, AZ
 
Royal Hobbies
(480) 963-2434
2820 S Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ
 
Game Crazy
(480) 782-6888
1250 N Alma School Rd Ste 28
Chandler, AZ
 
Atomic Comics
(480) 940-6061
3155 W Chandler Blvd # 105
Chandler, AZ
 
Kb Toys
(480) 726-6852
3499 W Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(480) 821-5800
3111 W Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ
 

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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