Doll Shops Cheboygan MI

Local resource for doll shops in Cheboygan. 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.

The Bear Store
(231) 436-5253
226 E Central Ave
MacKinaw City, MI
 
Le Galerie Dolls Miniatures
(906) 847-6311
34 Market St
MacKinac Island, MI
 
Great Turtle Toys
(906) 847-8697
Grand Blvd
MacKinac Island, MI
 
Zone Game
(906) 226-0660
121 W Washington St
Marquette, MI
 
Arts Accents
(517) 223-0660
514 S Grand St
Fowlerville, MI
 
MacKinaw Kite CO No Two
(231) 436-7950
307 E Central Ave
MacKinaw City, MI
 
Great Turtle Toys
(906) 847-6118
Po Box 1460
MacKinac Island, MI
 
Calico Cat Book Gift Shop
(734) 429-1360
117 S Ann Arbor St
Saline, MI
 
Jean Schooley Originals
(231) 839-4217
406 N Houghton
Lake City, MI
 
Dell Abstract
(231) 263-2468
10435 Dell Rd
Kingsley, MI
 

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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