Doll Shops Keene NH

Local resource for doll shops in Keene. 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.

Mill Toy Works
(603) 352-0400
222 West St
Keene, NH
 
Secret Hide Out
(603) 352-3960
15 Lamson St
Keene, NH
 
Abracadabra Toy Store
(603) 924-3489
43 Grove St
Peterborough, NH
 
Precious Cargo
(603) 924-2083
20 Depot St Unit 10
Peterborough, NH
 
Toy City
(603) 352-3131
133 Key Rd
Keene, NH
 
Game Express
(603) 358-0100
18 West St
Keene, NH
 
Toy City
(603) 352-3131
133 Key Rd
Keene, NH
 
Precious Cargo
(603) 924-2083
9 School St # 18
Peterborough, NH
 
Hsp Nature Toys
(802) 365-9532
637 Grassy Brook Rd
Brookline, VT
 
Toy City
(603) 352-3131
149 Emerald St
Keene, NH
 

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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