Doll Shops Clackamas OR

Local resource for doll shops in Clackamas. 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.

Toys R US
(503) 659-5163
12535 Se 82nd Dr
Clackamas, OR
Things From Another World
(503) 652-2752
10977 Se Main St
Milwaukie, OR
Whistle Stop Trains
(503) 761-1822
11724 Se Division St
Portland, OR
Hand Crafted for You
(503) 656-3722
616 Main St
Oregon City, OR
Hope Dolls
(503) 252-0063
4926 Se Division St
Portland, OR
Hobbytown USA
(503) 652-5899
8952 Se Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
Guardian Games
(503) 788-2776
4934 Se Gladstone St
Portland, OR
Quality Farm Toys Hobbies
(503) 650-8023
719 Main St
Oregon City, OR
Slumber Parties by Karma
(503) 753-6309
14309 Russ Wilcox Way
Oregon City, OR
K-B Toys
(503) 652-1472
12000 Se 82nd Ave Ste 1049
Portland, OR

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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