Doll Shops Chardon OH

Local resource for doll shops in Chardon. 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.

Mary Jane's Dolls
(440) 729-7179
9318 Wilson Mills Rd
Chesterland, OH
 
Intensive Care Doll Hospital
(440) 729-9690
8378 Mayfield Rd
Chesterland, OH
 
Quadrogammon
(440) 338-3062
14879 Caves Rd
Novelty, OH
 
Game Crazy
(440) 951-4381
36099 Euclid Ave
Willoughby, OH
 
Cleveland Coin Machine
(216) 692-0960
3860 Ben Hur Ave # 2
Willoughby, OH
 
Diversions
(440) 564-9142
10643 Kinsman Rd
Newbury, OH
 
Miniature Cellar
(440) 729-6464
12628 Chillicothe Rd
Chesterland, OH
 
Remember When
(440) 256-3721
9328 Chillicothe Rd
Willoughby, OH
 
Comic Heaven
(440) 942-6960
4847 Robinhood Dr
Willoughby, OH
 
Game Crazy
(440) 257-0343
7867 Plains Rd
Mentor On The Lake, OH
 

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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