Doll Shops Hilo HI

Local resource for doll shops in Hilo. 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.

Village Toy Shop
(808) 969-7888
16-0550 Old Volcano Rd # 15
Keaau, HI
 
Kb Toys
(808) 959-6535
111 E Puainako St Spc 620
Hilo, HI
 
Village Toy Shop
(808) 969-7888
235 Waianuenue Ave. #103
Hilo, HI
 
Maui Kiteboarding Lessons
(808) 873-9669
22 Hana Hwy
Kahului, HI
 
Kb Toys
(808) 841-0041
1620 N School St Ste E4
Honolulu, HI
 
Village Toy Shop
(808) 982-6828
2357 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI
 
Akamai Educational Toys
(808) 934-8697
199 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI
 
Village Toy Shop
(808) 969-7888
235 Waianuenue Ave,Ste 103
Hilo, HI
 
Hi-Tech Surf Sports
(808) 877-2111
425 Koloa St
Kahului, HI
 
Surprise
(808) 625-0077
95-1249 Meheula Pkwy Ste D9a
Mililani, HI
 

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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