Doll Shops Meridian ID

Local resource for doll shops in Meridian. 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.

Game Crazy
(208) 898-5878
1560 N Locust Grove Rd
Meridian, ID
 
Aktion Zone Paintball Incorporated
(208) 887-1634
37 E Broadway Ave
Meridian, ID
 
Billiards Plus
(208) 377-8473
687 N Five Mile Rd
Boise, ID
 
Sterling Sales
(208) 376-6470
350 N Milwaukee St
Boise, ID
 
Trisha's Treasures
(208) 323-0294
9485 Ustick Rd
Boise, ID
 
Captain Comics Incorporated
(208) 288-4488
129 E Pine Ave
Meridian, ID
 
Archenemy Comics
(208) 378-1082
1553 N Milwaukee St
Boise, ID
 
Rainbow Play Systems Idaho
(208) 321-0014
64 N Cole Rd
Boise, ID
 
Alpha Beta Unlimited Svc Incorporated
(208) 938-4309
1831 Wildwood St
Boise, ID
 
Ralph's Toys Hobbies
(208) 376-0027
9635 W Preece St
Boise, ID
 

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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