Doll Shops Paradise Valley AZ

Local resource for doll shops in Paradise Valley. 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.

Candy Bouquet
(480) 609-0907
10335 N Scottsdale Rd Ste F
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Roy's Trainworld at the Park
(480) 367-9007
7337 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Toys R US
(480) 948-6266
9139 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Doll House Toy Store
(480) 948-4630
16447 N Scottsdale Rd # 154
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Time for Two
(480) 699-8889
7349 N Via Paseo Del Sur
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Small Change
(480) 368-9466
6204 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Dolls Bears Surprises
(602) 956-8648
3927 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ
 
Game Crazy
(480) 951-1160
6989 N Hayden Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Toy Junkies
(602) 279-5929
1831 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ
 
Bookmaster
(480) 998-0606
10818 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
 

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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