Doll Shops Naugatuck CT

Local resource for doll shops in Naugatuck. 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.

Kay Bee Toys
(203) 729-3786
727 Rubber Ave
Naugatuck, CT
 
Kb Toys
(203) 757-9378
495 Union St
Waterbury, CT
 
Brass City Sales Dist
(203) 753-2139
27 W Clay St
Waterbury, CT
 
Game Crazy
(203) 575-1192
650 Wolcott St
Waterbury, CT
 
Caboose
(203) 879-9797
5 Mohawk Dr
Wolcott, CT
 
Toy Place
(203) 757-3868
495 Union St
Waterbury, CT
 
Toys R US
(203) 574-4457
275 Union St
Waterbury, CT
 
Good Ideas
(203) 591-1852
1650 Watertown Ave
Waterbury, CT
 
Ooh La La
(203) 573-8889
511 Lakewood Rd
Waterbury, CT
 
Toyz Toy Store
(203) 699-9034
136 Elm St
Cheshire, 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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