Doll Shops Parkersburg WV

Local resource for doll shops in Parkersburg. 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.

Martins School Supplies
(740) 374-2102
7 State St
Parkersburg, WV
 
Toys R US
(304) 428-2885
113 Grand Central Ave
Parkersburg, WV
 
Make A Friend
(740) 678-2100
4537 State Route 339
Belpre, OH
 
Harmar Vintage Toys
(740) 374-9200
121 Greene St
Marietta, OH
 
The Children's Toy & Doll Museum
(740) 373-5900
206 Gilman Street P.O. Box 4034
Marietta, OH
Hours
: Saturdays 1 to 4 May through December and by appointment

Kb Toys
(304) 422-7414
214 Grand Central Mall
Parkersburg, WV
 
Kid Stuff
(304) 422-0838
Grand Central Mall
Parkersburg, WV
 
Voshel Furniture
(304) 375-2400
State Route 14
Williamstown, WV
 
Martin's School Supplies
(740) 374-2102
18581 State Route 7
Marietta, OH
 
EDS RC
(304) 865-2420
3415 Murdoch Ave
Parkersburg, WV
 

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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