Doll Shops Ooltewah TN

Local resource for doll shops in Ooltewah. 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.

Toys in the City
(423) 499-9401
2100 Hamilton Place Blvd
Chattanooga, TN
Amys Toy Chest
(423) 510-8697
7804 E Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN
Toys R US
(423) 892-6555
2200 Hamilton Place Blvd
Chattanooga, TN
Kb Toys
(423) 892-2485
2100 Hamilton Place Blvd Ste 138
Chattanooga, TN
School Box Incorporated
(423) 485-9300
2200 Hamilton Place Blvd
Chattanooga, TN
Sanrio Suprises
(423) 855-7826
2100 Hamilton Place Blvd
Chattanooga, TN
Innovative Miniatures Museum
(423) 899-1903
7616 Lee Hwy
Chattanooga, TN
Thinker Toys Books Incorporated
(423) 893-8203
9202 Stoney Mountain Dr
Chattanooga, TN
Amusement Products LLC
(423) 892-7264
5954 Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(423) 499-8999
2100 Hamilton Place Blvd
Chattanooga, TN

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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