Doll Shops Gaston SC

Local resource for doll shops in Gaston. 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.

Scientific Games
(803) 359-7340
1123 S Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
 
Jean's Dolls Things
(803) 791-7421
717 Greenwood Rd
West Columbia, SC
 
Columbia Flag Banner LLC
(803) 748-8524
790 Huger St
Columbia, SC
 
Edventure Childrens Museum
(803) 779-3100
211 Gervais St
Columbia, SC
 
Edcetera
(803) 779-3031
2835 Devine St
Columbia, SC
 
Scientific Games
(803) 791-8658
2300 Airport Blvd
West Columbia, SC
 
Scientific Games Prime
(803) 739-4730
210 Charleston Hwy
West Columbia, SC
 
Scientific Games
(803) 256-2746
1333 Main St
Columbia, SC
 
Scientific Games Intl
(803) 356-3810
426 Columbia Ave
Lexington, SC
 
Creative Kids Toy Shop
(803) 779-8697
725 Saluda Ave
Columbia, 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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