Doll Shops Lynn MA

Local resource for doll shops in Lynn. 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.

Marino Enterprises
(781) 599-3613
21 Autumn St
Lynn, MA
 
Kb Toys
(781) 231-9466
1277 Broadway
Saugus, MA
 
The Learning Express
(781) 477-0457
450 Paradise Rd
Swampscott, MA
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(781) 233-9240
1201 Broadway
Saugus, MA
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(978) 532-6588
210 Andover St
Peabody, MA
 
Harold's Place Incorporated
(781) 595-4135
532 Chestnut St
Lynn, MA
 
Hammetts Learning World
(781) 231-9402
1277 Broadway
Saugus, MA
 
Brenner Disc Super Party Store
(781) 231-0555
31 Osprey Rd
Saugus, MA
 
Toys R US
(978) 532-0978
210 Andover St
Peabody, MA
 
Kay Bee Toys
(978) 741-2990
263 Highland Ave
Salem, MA
 

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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