Doll Shops Darlington SC

Local resource for doll shops in Darlington. 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.

Pic N Play Gameroom
(843) 393-2999
837 N Governor Williams Hwy
Darlington, SC
 
Toys R US
(843) 667-1211
2680 David H Mcleod Blvd
Florence, SC
 
Scientific Games
(843) 413-5015
2301 W Lucas St
Florence, SC
 
Scientific Games
(843) 673-9452
2500 S Charleston Rd
Florence, SC
 
Scientific Games
(803) 943-2770
1006 W Carolina Ave
Hartsville, SC
 
Scientific Games
(843) 395-4803
2310 Timmonsville Hwy
Darlington, SC
 
Toy Shop
(843) 664-8383
2001 Hoffmeyer Rd # B
Florence, SC
 
My Favorite Things
(843) 667-1761
910 S Cashua Dr
Florence, SC
 
Scientific Games Breaker
(843) 679-2726
2074 W Evans St
Florence, SC
 
Scientific Games
(843) 383-8488
505 S 5th St
Hartsville, SC
 

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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