Doll Shops Matawan NJ

Local resource for doll shops in Matawan. 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.

Zaslow's Fine Collectibles
(732) 583-1499
1077 State Route 34
Matawan, NJ
 
Toys R US
(732) 888-8200
61 Willow Dr
Keyport, NJ
 
Game Room Store
(732) 536-2040
395 Tennent Rd
Morganville, NJ
 
Tenacioustoys.com
(917) 509-7595
Po Box 287042
New York, NY
 
Game Room Too
(732) 495-6801
9 Carr Ave
Keansburg, NJ
 
Sea Bay Game Company
(732) 583-7902
77 Cliffwood Ave Ste 1d
Cliffwood, NJ
 
Game Crazy
(732) 679-7660
3103 Us Highway 9
Old Bridge, NJ
 
Montessori Academy
(732) 946-3872
250 State Route 79
Wickatunk, NJ
 
Eeboo Incorporated
(212) 222-0823
Po Box 404
New York, NY
 
Kids Time
(732) 762-6215
55 Parsonage Rd
Edison, NJ
 

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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