Doll Shops Forest City NC

Local resource for doll shops in Forest City. 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.

Fireside Books
(828) 245-5188
2270 Highway 74 # 509
Forest City, NC
Dreamin' on Main Street
(828) 286-2901
202 N Main St
Rutherfordton, NC
Scientific Games Hot Spot
(864) 703-5004
107 Hampton St
Chesnee, SC
Scientific Games
(864) 461-0960
1030 S Alabama Ave
Chesnee, SC
Kb Toys
(704) 482-3248
2001 E Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC
My Fair Little Lady
(828) 286-2901
202 N Main St
Rutherfordton, NC
Big Ninety Nine Cents
(864) 703-5999
404 S Alabama Ave
Chesnee, SC
Scientific Games
(864) 461-0962
304 S Alabama Ave
Chesnee, SC
(704) 472-1037
1401 Woodman Hall St
Shelby, NC
Good Time Games Incorporated
(864) 489-1533
390 Huntington Rd
Gaffney, 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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