Doll Shops Piqua OH

Local resource for doll shops in Piqua. 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.

Doll Haven
(937) 339-9799
939 W Main St
Troy, OH
 
B D Enterprise
(937) 448-6164
7731 Zerber Rd
Bradford, OH
 
Cairns Toys
(937) 667-7622
31 E Main St
Tipp City, OH
 
Miniature Cellar
(440) 729-6464
12628 Chillicothe Rd
Chesterland, OH
 
Sallys Toys Such
(330) 534-9679
34 N Main St
Hubbard, OH
 
Pleasant Hill Game
(937) 676-2266
10845 State Route 718
Pleasant Hill, OH
 
Carins Collectibles LLC dba Cairns Toys
(937) 667-7622
31 E. Main St.
Tipp City, OH
 
Ion Development
(614) 527-7710
3860 Ramblehurst Rd
Columbus, OH
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Centers
(614) 899-6339
2727 Northland Plaza Dr
Columbus, OH
 
Kay Bee Toy Hobby Shop
(330) 544-4825
5555 Youngstown Warren Rd Unit 944
Niles, OH
 

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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