Doll Shops Rapid City SD

Local resource for doll shops in Rapid City. 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.

Christmas Village
(605) 343-3440
13648 S Highway 16
Rapid City, SD
 
Motive Parts Supply Incorporated
(605) 343-3802
Po Box 708
Rapid City, SD
 
Knights of Columbus
(605) 342-4681
910 5th St
Rapid City, SD
 
Imagination Station
(605) 388-3446
1301 W Omaha St Ste 116
Rapid City, SD
 
Magnum Enterprises LLC
(605) 719-9485
1510 Rocker Dr
Rapid City, SD
 
Concorde Gaming Corporation
(605) 341-7738
3290 Lien St
Rapid City, SD
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(605) 388-0120
490 E Disk Dr
Rapid City, SD
 
Who's Hobby House
(605) 342-0875
715 Main St
Rapid City, SD
 
International Game Technology
(605) 341-5400
5301 S Highway 16
Rapid City, SD
 
Party America Franchising Inc.
(605) 342-5204
772 Mountain View Rd
Rapid City, SD
 

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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