Doll Shops Leawood KS

Local resource for doll shops in Leawood. 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.

Learning Tree
(913) 498-1234
5033 W 117th St
Leawood, KS
 
AA US Toy Company
(913) 642-8247
2008 W 103rd Ter
Leawood, KS
 
B Bop South
(913) 383-1777
5336 W 95th St
Prairie Village, KS
 
Discovery Toys
(913) 491-3837
11621 Bond St
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Tabletop Game Hobby
(913) 962-4263
6840 W 105th St
Overland Park, KS
 
U S Toy/constructive Plaything
(913) 642-8247
2008 W 103rd Ter
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Good Stuff to Go
(913) 451-9233
12405 Reeds St
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Discovery Toys
(913) 341-3151
5915 W 100th Ter
Overland Park, KS
 
Vintage Stock
(913) 648-8999
9200 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS
 
Pop Culture Comix
(913) 341-0040
9337 W 87th St
Overland Park, KS
 

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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