Doll Shops La Place LA

Local resource for doll shops in La Place. 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.

Louisiana Gaming
(504) 461-5549
150 Pintail St
St Rose, LA
 
Shuffle Master Gaming Incorporated
(504) 305-3736
1318 24th St
Kenner, LA
 
Laser Tag Games
(504) 469-7475
8916 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA
 
S W Parts Supply
(504) 450-7917
4928 Folse Dr
Metairie, LA
 
Learning Express Toys
(504) 883-8697
4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA
 
Kenner Train Shop
(504) 466-5876
2000 20th St
Kenner, LA
 
Nakajima USA
(504) 467-3122
1401 W Esplanade Ave
Kenner, LA
 
Porta-Puppet Players
(504) 669-4159
3141 Michigan Ave
Metairie, LA
 
High Iq Creative Toys
(504) 889-9744
5101 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA
 
Hobby Hut
(504) 885-0804
5029 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA
 

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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