Doll Shops Colorado Springs CO

Local resource for doll shops in Colorado Springs. 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.

Antique Mart
(719) 634-6038
829 N Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
 
R P Creations Incorporated
(719) 590-9033
2141 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Hobbytown USA
(719) 637-0404
839 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Toys R US
(719) 597-8697
3730 Citadel Dr N
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Citadel Mall
(719) 591-5515
750 Citadel Dr E Ste 3114
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(719) 550-0157
3989 Palmer Park Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Game Crazy
(719) 550-1674
1624 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Discovery Channel Store
(719) 574-6715
750 Citadel Dr E
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Heroes Dragons
(719) 550-9570
750 Citadel Dr E Ste 1020
Colorado Springs, CO
 
African Ties
(719) 473-8683
318 S Chelton Rd
Colorado Springs, CO
 

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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