Doll Shops Frederick MD

Local resource for doll shops in Frederick. 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.

Beyond Comics
(301) 668-8202
5632 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD
 
Home School Connection
(301) 293-0001
7256 Guilford Dr
Frederick, MD
 
Tin Soldier His Lady
(301) 695-3737
114 W 3rd St
Frederick, MD
 
Toys R US
(301) 694-7278
1308 W Patrick St
Frederick, MD
 
Kay Bee Toy Hobby Shop
(301) 696-1593
5500 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD
 
Enkore Kids
(301) 668-0837
5231 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD
 
Toys R US
(301) 874-6701
7106 Geoffrey Way
Frederick, MD
 
Hobbytown USA
(301) 694-7395
919 N East St # C
Frederick, MD
 
Learning How
(301) 682-9500
490 Prospect Blvd # F
Frederick, MD
 
Dancing Bear Toys Gifts
(301) 631-9300
12 N Market St
Frederick, MD
 

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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