Doll Shops Claymont DE

Local resource for doll shops in Claymont. 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.

Small Blue Planet
(610) 364-2228
168 E Ridge Rd
Boothwyn, PA
 
Comic Book Shop
(302) 477-1119
1711 Marsh Rd
Wilmington, DE
 
Kb Toys
(302) 478-5725
4737 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE
 
Funcoland
(302) 479-7833
3612 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE
 
Mitchell's Famiy Stores
(302) 652-3258
2303 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE
 
Swing Sets Incorporated Direct
(610) 364-3121
816 Conchester Hwy
Marcus Hook, PA
 
Doll Clothes by Anna Rose
(302) 475-5438
1828 Marsh Rd
Edgemoor, DE
 
Underground Railroad
(610) 558-9514
153 Bishops Dr
Chester Heights, PA
 
Astrazeneca
(302) 353-5180
1971 Rockland Rd
Wilmington, DE
 
Kay Bee Toys
(302) 478-5725
Concord Mall
Wilmington, DE
 

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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