Doll Shops Peoria AZ

Local resource for doll shops in Peoria. 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.

Daydreams Playthings
(623) 776-7797
7401 W Bell Rd
Peoria, AZ
 
Game Crazy
(623) 979-7771
9069 W Olive Ave
Peoria, AZ
 
Kb Toys
(623) 412-1788
7700 W Bell Rd # 1175
Glendale, AZ
 
Toys R US
(623) 979-3622
7430 W Bell Rd
Glendale, AZ
 
Disney Store
(623) 486-1077
7700 W Arrowhead Towne Ctr
Glendale, AZ
 
Gamers Paradise
(623) 374-2672
5930 W Greenway Rd
Glendale, AZ
 
MS Mouse Chicken Coop Crtns
(602) 548-1522
4531 W Greenway Rd
Glendale, AZ
 
Billiard Gallery
(623) 776-3332
17035 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ
 
Game Crazy
(602) 978-5117
4304 W Bell Rd
Glendale, AZ
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(623) 773-3964
7700 W Arrowhead Towne Ctr
Glendale, 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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