Doll Shops Lawrence KS

Local resource for doll shops in Lawrence. 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.

Fun Games
(785) 841-4450
830 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS
Hometown Games
(785) 830-8011
711 W 23rd St
Lawrence, KS
Toy Store
(785) 331-3218
841 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS

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Party America Franchising Inc.
(785) 865-3803
1441 W 23rd St
Lawrence, KS
Jodys Porcelain
(316) 794-2512
311 Richards Rd
Goddard, KS
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(785) 832-2323
1801 W 23rd St
Lawrence, KS
The Toy Store
(785) 856-7687
936 Massachusetts
Lawrence, KS
The Toy Store
(785) 331-3218
936 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS
Fun and Games
(785) 841-4450
1601 W 23rd St Ste 102
Lawrence, KS
Rasure Richard Sidney
(785) 899-3320
510 Center St
Goodland, KS
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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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