Doll Shops Ridgefield CT

Local resource for doll shops in Ridgefield. 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.

Just Fun Games
(203) 894-1057
199 Ethan Allen Hwy
Ridgefield, CT
The Small Collector
(203) 438-1956
199 Ethan Allen Hwy
Ridgefield, CT
Toy Chest
(203) 834-9969
21 River Rd Ste 700
Wilton, CT
Educational Warehouse
(203) 748-7200
72 Newtown Rd
Danbury, CT
Kb Toys
(203) 791-0430
7 Backus Ave Ste 252
Danbury, CT
Toy Chest
(203) 431-9227
441 Main St
Ridgefield, CT
Eileen Godfrey Miniatures
(914) 764-1950
4 Lower Trinity Pass Rd
Pound Ridge, NY
Heritage Hobbies
(203) 834-0441
33 Danbury Rd
Wilton, CT
Discovery Channel Store
(203) 739-0018
7 Backus Ave
Danbury, CT
Zany Brainy
(203) 778-1604
7 Backus Ave
Danbury, CT

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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