Doll Shops London KY

Local resource for doll shops in London. 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.

Bears Friends
(606) 862-1866
1022 N Mill St Ste 2
London, KY
 
Troll Toad
(606) 523-9878
10053 S Us Highway 25
Corbin, KY
 
Toy Vault
(606) 523-9776
10057 S Us Highway 25
Corbin, KY
 
Leisure Time Hobbies
(606) 258-9933
3181 Cumberland Falls Hwy
Corbin, KY
 
Great Gifts Galore
(859) 567-2000
705 East Main St
Warsaw, KY
 
Bingo Info
(606) 877-7745
504 S Laurel Rd
London, KY
 
Smilin' Dollar
(606) 523-9900
785 E Cumberland Gap Pkwy
Corbin, KY
 
Club Cody
(606) 523-5008
39 Cumberland Gap Plz
Gray, KY
 
Leisure Time Pools
(606) 258-7070
3475 Cumberland Falls Hwy
London, KY
 
Totter's Otterville Children's
(859) 491-1441
4314 Boron Dr
Covington, KY
 

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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