Doll Shops Hope Mills NC

Local resource for doll shops in Hope Mills. 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.

Sister's Dolls
(910) 484-3907
1914 Gillespie St
Fayetteville, NC
 
Funcoland
(910) 826-1455
2065 Skibo Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Hayes Hobby House
(910) 485-2337
809 Elm St
Fayetteville, NC
 
Great American Gift Toy Hbby
(910) 480-1234
2376 Cedar Creek Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Toys by HNJ
(910) 868-8697
16 Cross Creek Mall
Fayetteville, NC
 
Crafts Frames Things
(910) 485-4833
108 Owen Dr
Fayetteville, NC
 
Game Crazy
(910) 864-3494
1590 Skibo Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Wish Upon A Bear
(910) 487-3520
419 Cross Creek Mall
Fayetteville, NC
 
Fleishman's Tiny Town
(910) 323-1991
3015 Fort Bragg Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
K-B Toys
(910) 864-1660
Cross Creek Mall
Fayetteville, NC
 

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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