Doll Shops Gilbert AZ

Local resource for doll shops in Gilbert. 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.

Game Crazy
(480) 855-0491
3871 S Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ
(480) 497-9554
213 N Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ
Game Zone
(480) 926-0660
745 N Gilbert Rd Ste 110
Gilbert, AZ
Game Crazy
(480) 633-6020
1555 N Gilbert Rd Ste 101
Gilbert, AZ
Game Crazy
(480) 497-6540
690 S Cooper Rd
Gilbert, AZ
Teachers Treasure Trove
(480) 497-4274
645 N Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ
Game Crazy
(480) 633-0767
1641 E Guadalupe Rd
Gilbert, AZ
Gamemaster Games
(480) 558-0750
1120 S Gilbert Rd Ste 114
Gilbert, AZ
Mr Slots
(480) 545-1464
770 N Monterey St Ste F
Gilbert, AZ
Silly Goose Toys
(480) 813-7597
1067 W Page Ave
Gilbert, 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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