Doll Shops Idaho Falls ID

Local resource for doll shops in Idaho Falls. 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.

Outland Comics
(208) 529-5717
2095 E 17th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
A Street Games
(208) 542-2824
489 Park Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Airlink Incorporated
(208) 523-1597
7050 E Val Verde St
Ammon, ID
 
Game Crazy
(208) 552-9485
1531 Northgate Mile
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Paulsdiscountstore
(208) 542-6021
159 6th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Toys R US
(208) 524-7070
2395 E 17th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Sunrise Kites
(208) 524-5552
460 Cleveland St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Excalibur Games
(208) 529-8026
555 3rd St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Hy-way Drug Store
(208) 522-8357
120 Northgate Mile
Idaho Falls, ID
 
HobbyTown USA
(208) 552-0525
3094 S 25th E
Idaho Falls, ID
 

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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