Doll Shops Coraopolis PA

Local resource for doll shops in Coraopolis. 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.

Imperial Train Company
(724) 695-7552
450 Penn Lincoln Dr
Imperial, PA
 
Funcoland
(412) 787-3747
Robinson Town Ctr
Robinson, PA
 
Toys R US
(412) 787-1770
2001 Park Manor Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Kaleidoscope Dolls
(412) 364-7095
1000 Ross Park Mall Dr
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Pinball Wizard
(412) 369-5775
8510 Perry Hwy Ste 3
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Sports Cards Etc
(412) 787-3235
5629 Steubenville Pike # B
Mc Kees Rocks, PA
 
Hobbytown USA
(412) 788-1000
3100 Robinson Ln
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(412) 635-0386
1000 Ross Park Mall Dr
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Family Toy Warehouse
(412) 635-4995
Northway Mall
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Holcomb's Knowplace
(412) 366-7707
7900 Mcknight Rd Ste 110
Pittsburgh, PA
 

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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