Doll Shops Fountain Hills AZ

Local resource for doll shops in Fountain Hills. 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.

Set Enterprises
(480) 837-3628
16537 E Laser Dr
Fountain Hills, AZ
 
Scalecars Limited
(480) 556-0821
16055 N Dial Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Learning Express
(480) 905-1522
7342 E Shea Blvd Ste 101
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Time for Two
(480) 699-8889
7349 N Via Paseo Del Sur
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Gerry's Trains Repair
(480) 991-2536
8608 E Cheryl Dr
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Phoenix Toy Soldier Company
(480) 699-5005
8912 E Pinnacle Peak Rd # 552
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Hobbytown USA
(480) 348-7825
8664 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Game Crazy
(480) 391-0503
10250 N 90th St
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Toys R US
(623) 293-4953
8777 E Via De Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Game Sense Incorporated
(480) 218-6955
7007 E Main St
Mesa, AZ
 

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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