Doll Shops Makawao HI

Local resource for doll shops in Makawao. 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.

Kb Toys
(808) 871-0988
275 W Kaahumanu Ave Ste 1040
Kahului, HI
 
Hawaiian Island Surf Sport
(808) 871-4981
415 Dairy Rd Ste A
Kahului, HI
 
Maui Kiteboarding Lessons
(808) 873-9669
22 Hana Hwy
Kahului, HI
 
Action Sports Maui
(808) 871-5857
6 E Waipuilani Rd
Kihei, HI
 
Thinker Toys
(808) 946-3378
1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 1110
Honolulu, HI
 
Hi-Tech Surf Sports
(808) 877-2111
425 Koloa St
Kahului, HI
 
Neil Pryde Maui
(808) 877-7443
400 Hana Hwy
Kahului, HI
 
A C's Hst Windsurfing School
(808) 871-5423
425 Koloa St Ste 107
Kahului, HI
 
Omochaya
(808) 572-9833
55 Pukalani St
Makawao, HI
 
Toys R US
(808) 487-5811
98-1101 Moanalua Rd
Aiea, HI
 

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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