Doll Shops Honolulu HI

Local resource for doll shops in Honolulu. 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.

Jungle Fun
(808) 949-4905
1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 1218
Honolulu, HI
 
Sanrio Incorporated
(808) 949-2990
1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 1034
Honolulu, HI
 
Thinker Toys
(808) 946-3378
1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 1110
Honolulu, HI
 
Kb Toys
(808) 941-5800
1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 1066
Honolulu, HI
 
Armchair Adventurer
(808) 843-1250
1287 Kalani St Ste 105
Honolulu, HI
 
Flags Flying
(808) 591-8999
1050 Ala Moana Blvd Ste B1-8b
Honolulu, HI
 
Other Realms Ltd the Comic
(808) 596-8236
1050 Ala Moana Blvd Ste A1-30
Honolulu, HI
 
Taj Clubhouse Incorporated
(808) 592-1900
1050 Ala Moana Blvd Ste A7
Honolulu, HI
 
Gracie's Enterprises
(808) 946-5326
2064 Young St Ste B
Honolulu, HI
 
Kb Toys
(808) 841-0041
1620 N School St Ste E4
Honolulu, 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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