Doll Shops Dover DE

Local resource for doll shops in Dover. 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.

Common Magic
(302) 736-3203
3847 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE
 
Kb Toys
(302) 736-9882
1365 N Dupont Hwy Ste 2040
Dover, DE
 
Wms Gaming Incorporated
(302) 741-0394
26 Maggies Way
Dover, DE
 
Toys R US
(302) 736-3343
1061 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE
 
Figures Direct
(302) 376-6355
4702 Dupont Pkwy
Townsend, DE
 
Wms Gaming Incorporated
(302) 730-3800
1131 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE
 
Zonesystems Incorporated
(302) 730-8888
615 Otis Dr
Dover, DE
 
Kay Bee Toys
(302) 736-9882
Dover Mall
Dover, DE
 
Tin Sedan
(302) 653-3535
12 N Main St
Smyrna, DE
 
Ginger Rose Creations
(856) 453-5186
1077 Bridgeton Rd
Greenwich, NJ
 

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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