Doll Shops Mesa AZ

Local resource for doll shops in Mesa. 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.

J Toys
(480) 892-1164
456 E Juanita Ave
Mesa, AZ
Jbs Dolls Gifts
(480) 835-9209
116 N Lindsay Rd
Mesa, AZ
Kb Toys
(480) 641-9001
6555 E Southern Ave Ste 1206
Mesa, AZ
Game Knights
(480) 924-6899
3617 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ
Game Crazy
(480) 633-0767
1641 E Guadalupe Rd
Gilbert, AZ
Game Crazy
(480) 641-2080
2820 E Broadway Rd
Mesa, AZ
Game Crazy
(480) 833-3317
514 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ
Arizona Train Depot
(480) 833-9486
755 E Mckellips Rd Ste 5
Mesa, AZ
Toys R US
(480) 832-8697
1516 S Power Rd
Mesa, AZ
Game Crazy
(480) 633-6020
1555 N Gilbert Rd Ste 101
Gilbert, AZ

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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