Doll Shops Dover NH

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.

Galaxy Gaming LLC
(603) 743-3900
66 Third St
Dover, NH
 
Busters Billiards
(603) 692-7926
369 Route 108
Somersworth, NH
 
Toy Keeper
(603) 430-7361
50 Fox Run Rd
Newington, NH
 
Toys R US
(603) 431-6528
85 Gosling Rd
Newington, NH
 
Kay Bee Toys
(207) 439-3542
345 Us Route 1
Kittery, ME
 
Dover Doll Clinic
(603) 742-6818
12 Stark Ave
Dover, NH
 
Mystical Merriment Doll Studio
(603) 436-6600
228 Piscataqua Rd
Durham, NH
 
Treehouse Toys Limited
(603) 433-8697
143 Market St
Portsmouth, NH
 
K-B Toys
(603) 431-8757
50 Fox Run Rd Ste 39
Newington, NH
 
Magic Forest Limited
(603) 373-6771
300 West Rd
Portsmouth, NH
 

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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