Doll Shops North Pole AK

Local resource for doll shops in North Pole. 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.

North Pole Santa Company
(907) 488-2330
3360 Moosewalk Rd
North Pole, AK
 
Atomic Video Games
(907) 451-7336
418 3rd St Ste 7b
Fairbanks, AK
 
Emerald Isle Pull Tabs II
(907) 452-5379
29 College Rd Ste 11
Fairbanks, AK
 
Comic Shop
(907) 452-5780
418 3rd St Ste 2
Fairbanks, AK
 
Toy Quest
(907) 479-7335
2801 College Rd
Fairbanks, AK
 
Educational Outback
(907) 374-0502
535 2nd Ave Ste 103
Fairbanks, AK
 
Motherlode Pull Tabs
(907) 455-7137
607 Gaffney Rd
Fairbanks, AK
 
Five Aces Pull Tabs
(907) 456-2237
418 3rd St Ste 4
Fairbanks, AK
 
Youth Sports Bingo, Incorporated
(907) 452-4834
626 5th Ave
Fairbanks, AK
 
J F Pull Tab Distributors
(907) 457-7855
1896 Marika Rd Ste 1
Fairbanks, AK
 

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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