Doll Shops Lewiston ID

Local resource for doll shops in Lewiston. 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.

Blue Mountain Agri Support
(208) 746-6447
620 Thain Rd
Lewiston, ID
 
Clarkston Heights Pharmacy
(509) 758-3376
2119 5th Ave
Clarkston, WA
 
Wood Elf Toys
(208) 939-6798
4180 Hatchery Rd
Eagle, ID
 
Tole Shed
(208) 922-5929
2417 W Kuna Rd
Kuna, ID
 
Ralph's Toys Hobbies
(208) 376-0027
9635 W Preece St
Boise, ID
 
Bible Land Toys Patterns
(208) 743-4761
412 1st Ave
Lewiston, ID
 
Bibleland Toys & Patterns
(208) 743-4761
412 1st Ave
Lewiston, ID
 
Up in Pieces
(208) 323-9484
210 E 37th St
Boise, ID
 
Baby ME
(208) 667-8180
513 E Sherman Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Gotskillz
(208) 380-0088
4155 Yellowstone Ave
Chubbuck, ID
 

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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