Doll Shops Pawtucket RI

Local resource for doll shops in Pawtucket. 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.

George's Games Music
(401) 725-7788
101 Main St
Pawtucket, RI
 
Darlington Hobbies Slot Car
(401) 722-7574
506 Armistice Blvd
Pawtucket, RI
 
Creatoyvity LLC
(401) 351-5718
808 Hope St
Providence, RI
 
Kay Bee Toys
(401) 431-1690
80 Narragansett Park Dr
Rumford, RI
 
Up With Learning
(508) 336-3688
20 Commerce Way
Seekonk, MA
 
Game Crazy
(401) 726-5565
398 Cottage St
Pawtucket, RI
 
Shades Plus
(401) 861-9309
281 Thayer St # 4
Providence, RI
 
Wayland Toy Stationery
(401) 421-6623
192 Wayland Ave
Providence, RI
 
East Bay Hobbies
(508) 336-5573
235 Taunton Ave
Seekonk, MA
 
Ruth Falkinburg Antique Dolls
(508) 336-6929
208 Taunton Ave
Seekonk, 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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