Doll Shops Coos Bay OR

Local resource for doll shops in Coos Bay. 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.

Charleytown Marketplace
(541) 888-0146
91152 Cape Arago Hwy
Coos Bay, OR
 
Recycle Games
(541) 751-1100
1942 Sherman Ave
North Bend, OR
 
Neat & Nifty
(541) 888-5786
92675 Cape Arago Hwy
Coos Bay, OR
 
Green Frog Toys
(503) 222-2646
1031 Nw 11th Ave
Portland, OR
 
Bicycles Plus
(503) 364-6678
1685 25th St Se
Salem, OR
 
His Junk/Her Treasures
(541) 888-5690
92498 Cape Arago Hwy
Coos Bay, OR
 
Adventure Kayak
(541) 347-3480
315 1st St Sw
Bandon, OR
 
Toy Factory
(541) 758-5415
442 Sw 2nd St
Corvallis, OR
 
Game Crazy
(503) 771-6213
8959 Se 82nd Ave
Portland, OR
 
Toy Bear Limited
(503) 661-5310
130 N Main Ave
Gresham, 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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