Doll Shops Kankakee IL

Local resource for doll shops in Kankakee. 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.

Painted Treasures
(815) 933-4149
172 N Prairie Ave
Bradley, IL
Toys R US
(815) 935-8697
1584 N State Route 50
Bourbonnais, IL
Toys R Us
(815) 935-0252
1584 N State Route 50
Bourbonnais, IL
The Gingerbread House
(309) 829-6647
806 Towanda Ave
Bloomington, IL
Little Acorn Dollhouse Shoppe
(630) 257-0194
1510 75th St
Downers Grove, IL
(815) 932-9393
990 N Kinzie Ave
Bradley, IL
Midwest Darts Games
(815) 468-0111
1201 Doe Ct
Manteno, IL
Toys R Us
(815) 935-8697
1584 N State Route 50
Bourbonnais, IL

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Bentley Sales Company
(847) 439-2049
642 Sandy Ln
Des Plaines, IL
Toys R US
(630) 529-3399
404 W Army Trail Rd
Bloomingdale, IL
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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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