Doll Shops Missoula MT

Local resource for doll shops in Missoula. 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.

Treasure Chest of Crafts
(406) 549-7992
1612 Benton Ave
Missoula, MT
 
Now Then
(406) 541-4006
1635 South Ave W
Missoula, MT
 
Learning Tree
(406) 543-0101
2901 Brooks St Ste B3
Missoula, MT
 
Rockin Rudys
(406) 542-0077
237 Blaine St
Missoula, MT
 
World Games of Montana
(406) 541-4386
115 W Front St
Missoula, MT
 
Muse Comics
(406) 543-9944
2100 Stephens Ave Ste 107
Missoula, MT
 
Big Sky Billiards Supply
(406) 549-1100
1521 S Russell St
Missoula, MT
 
Joint Effort
(406) 543-5627
1918 Brooks St
Missoula, MT
 
Ellie Blue Timeless Gifts
(406) 728-8889
328 E Pine St
Missoula, MT
 
Theresa's Dolls Gifts
(406) 273-6332
5908 Eastside Hwy
Florence, MT
 

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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