Doll Shops Matthews NC

Local resource for doll shops in Matthews. 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.

Puppet Store USA
(704) 516-8626
7900d Stevens Mill Rd # 139
Matthews, NC
 
P J's Miniatures
(704) 821-9144
5818 W Highway 74
Indian Trail, NC
 
Rebel Base Comics Toys
(704) 442-9660
701 S Sharon Amity Rd Ste C
Charlotte, NC
 
Travel Tots
(704) 543-7220
11111 Carmel Commons Blvd
Charlotte, NC
 
Nostalgic Sports Games Incorporated
(704) 540-8330
8020 Providence Rd Ste 200
Charlotte, NC
 
Rj Games
(704) 846-2767
10437 Providence Arbours Dr
Charlotte, NC
 
Underground Games
(704) 543-0054
8316 Pineville Matthews Rd
Charlotte, NC
 
Hobbytown USA
(704) 544-2303
8332 Pineville Matthews Rd Ste 204
Charlotte, NC
 
Toys Company
(704) 365-7890
242 S Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte, NC
 
Learning Express
(704) 544-1885
7918 Rea Rd Ste F
Charlotte, NC
 

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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