Doll Shops Saint Ann MO

Local resource for doll shops in Saint Ann. 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.

North Central Hobbies
(314) 426-0031
9630 Lackland Rd
Overland, MO
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop Incorporated
(314) 423-8000
1954 Innerbelt Business Center Dr
St Louis, MO
 
All American Bingo Incorporated
(314) 991-1214
149 Weldon Pkwy Ste 122
Maryland Heights, MO
 
Lagoonamagoo Toys
(314) 227-5335
5555 Saint Louis Mills Blvd
Hazelwood, MO
 
Babies R US
(314) 738-0614
5590 Saint Louis Mills Blvd
Hazelwood, MO
 
Fantasy Shop
(314) 644-3070
7238 Manchester Rd
St Louis, MO
 
Kid Riffic Toys
(314) 699-9900
2300 Millpark Dr
Maryland Heights, MO
 
Mc Speedway
(314) 267-1190
5555 St Louis Mills Blvd # 365
Hazelwood, MO
 
Lagoonamagoo Toys
(314) 227-5335
5555 St Louis Mills Blvd # 566
Hazelwood, MO
 
Switch Stand Train Shop
(314) 993-2444
8420 Olive Blvd
St Louis, MO
 

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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