Doll Shops Derby KS

Local resource for doll shops in Derby. 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.

Legendary Games
(316) 733-7630
13000 E 47th St S
Derby, KS
 
Wind Heaven Incorporated
(316) 683-9463
10939 E Harry St
Wichita, KS
 
Toys Etc
(316) 682-8697
164 S Fountain St
Wichita, KS
 
Engine House Hobbies
(316) 685-6608
2718 Boulevard Plz
Wichita, KS
 
Prairie Dog Comics
(316) 269-4422
1123 E Pawnee St
Wichita, KS
 
Toys R US
(316) 684-8697
8011 E Kellogg Dr
Wichita, KS
 
Want to Trade Games
(316) 201-1855
3217 S Walnut St
Wichita, KS
 
Hobbytown USA
(316) 683-7222
8113 E Kellogg Dr Ste 200
Wichita, KS
 
Cazel Productions
(316) 267-4422
527 E Harry St
Wichita, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(316) 681-0411
2120 N Woodlawn St Ste 426
Wichita, KS
 

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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