Doll Shops Longmont CO

Local resource for doll shops in Longmont. 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.

Geppetto's Toy Shoppe
(303) 485-0172
900 S Hover St
Longmont, CO
 
Hobbytown USA
(303) 774-1557
1935 Main St
Longmont, CO
 
Play Fair Toys
(303) 444-7502
1690 28th St
Boulder, CO
 
Waba Fun
(303) 926-0848
455 Young Ct
Erie, CO
 
International Fantasy Gaming
(303) 443-1012
4500 19th St
Boulder, CO
 
Colorado Bear Factory
(303) 776-4547
1250 S Hover St
Longmont, CO
 
Rc Playground
(720) 406-8409
2850 Iris Ave
Boulder, CO
 
Natures Own Wholesale
(303) 444-4020
3564 Pearl St
Boulder, CO
 
Crawdaddy's Toys
(303) 926-7144
1361 Forest Park Cir Ste 104
Lafayette, CO
 
Bingo Mine
(303) 673-9727
400 W South Boulder Rd
Lafayette, CO
 

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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