Doll Shops Norwood MA

Local resource for doll shops in Norwood. 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.

Learning Express of Norwood
(781) 762-2675
104 Lenox St
Norwood, MA
 
Kb Toys
(508) 668-8169
90 Providence Hwy Ste 21
East Walpole, MA
 
Toys R US
(781) 329-4924
100 Providence Hwy
Dedham, MA
 
Learning Express
(781) 444-8650
53 Chestnut St
Needham, MA
 
Peacock Feathers
(781) 449-4879
1090 Great Plain Ave
Needham, MA
 
Kay Bee Toys
(508) 668-8169
90 Boston Providence Tpke
Norwood, MA
 
Village Toy Shop
(781) 821-9374
95 Washington St
Canton, MA
 
The Wise Old Owl
(508) 242-9507
238 Main St
Medfield, MA
 
Kids R Kids
(617) 323-3991
1952 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA
 
Education Source Incorporated
(617) 243-9846
244 Needham St
Newton, MA
 

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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