Doll Shops Jonesborough TN

Local resource for doll shops in Jonesborough. 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.

Lollipop Shop
(423) 913-2663
123 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN
 
The Salt House
(423) 753-5113
127 Fox St
Jonesborough, TN
 
Simply Gifts Collectibles
(423) 341-1088
807 Lacy St
Johnson City, TN
 
Bear N Friends Toy Shoppe
(423) 282-0510
3211 Peoples St Ste 30
Johnson City, TN
 
Hobbytown USA
(423) 610-1010
2244 N Roan St
Johnson City, TN
 
Dollhouse
(423) 753-0022
216 Headtown Rd
Jonesborough, TN
 
Treasure Hunt Toys
(423) 232-7697
100 Carter Sells Rd
Johnson City, TN
 
Turtle's Nest
(423) 283-9578
3101 Browns Mill Rd Ste 19
Johnson City, TN
 
Orctech
(423) 929-2500
808 Buffalo St
Johnson City, TN
 
Toys R US
(423) 283-4219
1906 N Roan St
Johnson City, TN
 

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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