Doll Shops Providence RI

Local resource for doll shops in Providence. 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.

Kb Toys
(401) 270-4060
64 Providence Pl
Providence, RI
 
Kay Bee Toys
(401) 270-4060
64 Providence Pl
Providence, RI
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(401) 369-7919
106 Providence Pl
Providence, RI
 
Face to Face Games
(401) 351-0362
67 Weybosset St
Providence, RI
 
K-B Toys
(401) 353-1381
27 Smithfield Rd
North Providence, RI
 
Discoverychannelstores
(401) 270-4030
106 Providence Pl
Providence, RI
 
Zoinks
(401) 270-2347
14 Providence Pl
Providence, RI
 
Millenium Toys
(401) 383-0958
190 Providence Pl
Providence, RI
 
Verve Inc | Glee Gum
(401) 272-1204
305 Dudley St
Providence, RI
 
Shades Plus
(401) 861-9309
281 Thayer St # 4
Providence, RI
 

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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