Doll Shops Ironton OH

Local resource for doll shops in Ironton. 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.

Kb Toys
(606) 325-9348
500 Winchester Ave
Ashland, KY
 
Hobbytown USA
(740) 894-6303
348 County Road 410
South Point, OH
 
Purple Earth Comics
(304) 697-6120
1115 4th Ave
Huntington, WV
 
World of Dolls
(304) 525-0455
945 4th Ave Ste 111
Huntington, WV
 
Latta's Toy Station
(304) 781-0008
PO Box 2668
Huntington, WV
 
Kay Bee Toys
(606) 325-9348
500 Winchester Ave
Ashland, KY
 
Amish Hands Furniture
(304) 453-6488
1329 Chestnut St
Kenova, WV
 
Lucky Dawg Game Room
(304) 697-8368
830 5th St
Huntington, WV
 
The Bookworm's Attic
(877) 403-4028
354 Norway Ave
Huntington, WV
 
Daves Antique & Collectible Toys
(304) 781-7855
705 14th St W
Huntington, WV
 

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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