Doll Shops Eaton Rapids MI

Local resource for doll shops in Eaton Rapids. 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.

Doll Shoppe
(517) 543-7288
116 S Cochran Ave Ste 2
Charlotte, MI
Comic Utopia
(517) 694-6311
2375 Cedar St Ste A
Holt, MI
Old Fashion Fun
(517) 372-7529
1534 Lenore Ave
Lansing, MI
Central Gaming Company
(517) 703-1177
101 Parkwest Dr Apt 2h12
Lansing, MI
Toy Village
(517) 323-1143
3105 W Saginaw St
Lansing, MI
Comic Utopia
(517) 694-6311
2375 Cedar St
Holt, MI
Riders Hobby Shop
(517) 393-1500
6250 S Cedar St
Lansing, MI
Toys R US
(517) 321-6660
5900 W Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI
Major League Sportscards
(517) 321-0068
4405 W Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI
Great Turtle Toys
(906) 847-0950
200 Huron St
Lansing, MI

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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