Doll Shops Olathe KS

Local resource for doll shops in Olathe. 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
(913) 780-6038
114 N Water St
Olathe, KS
 
Game Zone
(913) 390-9993
20355 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(913) 764-7400
16640 W 135th St
Olathe, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(913) 451-4440
7104 W 119th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Applied Resources Incorporated
(913) 492-8888
9801 Widmer Rd
Lenexa, KS
 
Toys R US
(913) 390-8697
14680 S Flaming Rd
Olathe, KS
 
Battle Zone
(913) 492-6363
12003 S Strang Line Rd
Olathe, KS
 
Oriental Gifts
(913) 385-0078
11512 W 135th St
Overland Park, KS
 
International Concepts Incorporated
(913) 338-2058
13845 W 107th St
Lenexa, KS
 
Discovery Toys
(913) 492-1290
8339 Hallet St
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from DOLLS magazine