Doll Shops Fort Gratiot MI

Local resource for doll shops in Fort Gratiot. 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.

Toys R US
(810) 385-8886
4235 24th Ave
Fort Gratiot, MI
 
Pastime Hobbies
(810) 982-2874
2700 Pine Grove Ave Unit 16
Port Huron, MI
 
Verda's Backroom
(810) 639-4044
108 W State St
Montrose, MI
 
Kay Bee Toys
(231) 798-8300
5600 Harvey St
Muskegon, MI
 
Just for Fun Hobbies Crafts
(810) 229-7999
101 Brookside Ln Ste F
Brighton, MI
 
Blue Water Hobbies
(810) 984-8764
3239 Turnberry
Port Huron, MI
 
Academic Gadgets
(810) 354-2687
814 10th Street
Port Huron, MI
Hours
10-5

Wee Line Limited
(231) 755-4069
1639 W Sherman Blvd
Muskegon, MI
 
Vivian Brady Ashley Dolls
(248) 540-1346
3861 Carriage Ln
Bloomfield Hills, MI
 
Daddy Bear Incorporated
(248) 738-5664
1119 Meadowview Dr
Waterford, 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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