Doll Shops Muscatine IA

Local resource for doll shops in Muscatine. 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.

Chessco
(563) 323-7117
1101 W 4th St
Davenport, IA
 
American Hobby Supply
(563) 441-9996
210 E 35th St
Davenport, IA
 
Toys-R-Us
(563) 386-8697
200 E Kimberly Rd
Davenport, IA
 
Video Games Etc
(563) 445-1100
902 W Kimberly Rd Ste 7a
Davenport, IA
 
Mary's Doll Hospital
(515) 265-7740
4029 E 27th St
Des Moines, IA
 
Video Games Etc
(563) 445-1100
902 W Kimberly Rd
Davenport, IA
 
Toys R US
(563) 386-8697
200 E Kimberly Rd
Davenport, IA
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(563) 391-4694
320 W Kimberly Rd
Davenport, IA
 
MT Ayr Game Area
(641) 464-2389
1796 250th St
Mt Ayr, IA
 
Toys R US
(712) 366-9126
3145 Manawa Centre Dr
Council Bluffs, IA
 

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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