Doll Shops Hobart IN

Local resource for doll shops in Hobart. 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.

Video Palace Coin Shop
(219) 942-4500
1811 E 37th Ave
Hobart, IN
 
Critical Effect Games
(219) 947-5997
437 E 3rd St
Hobart, IN
 
Game Crazy
(219) 980-7661
6091 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
 
Go The Game Store
(219) 736-7141
2125 Southlake Mall
Merrillville, IN
 
Outside Toys LLC
(219) 764-9346
6080 Eagle Ave
Portage, IN
 
Sandy's Gifts Toys
(219) 947-7749
302 Hillcrest Ave
Hobart, IN
 
Toys R US
(219) 769-0630
2020 E 80th Ave
Merrillville, IN
 
K-B Toys
(219) 769-5283
Southlake Mall
Merrillville, IN
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(219) 947-5096
2782 E 79th Ave
Merrillville, IN
 
Lightspeed Hobbies Incorporated
(219) 764-7314
5884 Us Highway 6
Portage, IN
 

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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