Doll Shops Middletown CT

Local resource for doll shops in Middletown. 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.

Amato's Toy Hobby
(860) 347-1893
395 Main St
Middletown, CT
 
New England House of Gifts
(203) 634-7509
1231 E Main St
Meriden, CT
 
Kay Bee Toys
(203) 634-4419
470 Lewis Ave
Meriden, CT
 
Amato's Toy Hobby
(860) 229-9069
283 Main St
New Britain, CT
 
Dragonfly
(860) 266-6811
49 Ivy Ln
Newington, CT
 
Wiz Kid Toys LLC
(860) 613-2454
4 Old Colony Ln
Cromwell, CT
 
K-B Toys
(203) 237-5288
533 S Broad St
Meriden, CT
 
Kb Toys
(203) 634-4419
470 Lewis Ave Ste 4064
Meriden, CT
 
The Wooden Toy
(860) 529-1945
1275 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield, CT
 
Tom's Trains of Connecticut
(860) 529-6157
925 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield, CT
 

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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