Doll Shops Coeur D Alene ID

Local resource for doll shops in Coeur D Alene. 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.

Baby ME
(208) 667-8180
513 E Sherman Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Performance Rc Hobbies
(208) 676-9616
2928 N Government Way
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Big Bubba's Toys
(208) 687-1642
15626 N Highway 41
Rathdrum, ID
 
Bobbi Jo's Miniatures
(509) 928-5052
2804 S Needham Dr
Spokane Valley, WA
 
Figpickels Toy Emporium
(208) 699-2448
P.O. Box 2870
Coeur D'Alene, ID
 
Gamer's Haven
(208) 765-0891
1200 E Sherman Ave Ste A
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Game Crazy
(208) 773-3472
1631 E Seltice Way
Post Falls, ID
 
Game Crazy
(509) 928-0074
10 N Sullivan Rd
Spokane Valley, WA
 
Toys R US
(509) 927-6759
15505 E Broadway Ave
Spokane Valley, WA
 
Figpickels Toy Emporium
(208) 667-2800
312 E Sherman Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

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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