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.

Pleasant Hill Game
(937) 676-2266
10845 State Route 718
Pleasant Hill, OH
 
B D Enterprise
(937) 448-6164
7731 Zerber Rd
Bradford, OH
 
Cairns Toys
(937) 667-7622
31 E Main St
Tipp City, OH
 
Book Nook
(419) 423-9738
1016 Tiffin Ave Ste L
Findlay, OH
 
Funhouse Toys
(513) 583-4926
108 Northeast Dr
Loveland, OH
 
Doll Haven
(937) 339-9799
939 W Main St
Troy, OH
 
Carins Collectibles LLC dba Cairns Toys
(937) 667-7622
31 E. Main St.
Tipp City, OH
 
Doll House
(614) 471-8484
109 N High St
Gahanna, OH
 
Planet Make Believe
(330) 835-9007
3265 W Market St
Fairlawn, OH
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(614) 473-8888
3995 Gramercy St
Columbus, 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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