Doll Shops Saint Augustine FL

Local resource for doll shops in Saint Augustine. 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.

Little Folks Shop
(904) 826-0048
162 Saint George St Ste 21
St Augustine, FL
 
Learning Express of Jacksonville
(904) 429-0041
500 Belz Outlet Blvd Ste 100
St Augustine, FL
 
Little Petite Precious
(904) 824-7973
5657 Arthur Dr
St Augustine, FL
 
Worms Windups
(904) 461-0457
378 A1a Beach Blvd
St Augustine, FL
 
Kay Bee Toys
(904) 824-0433
2700 State Road 16
St Augustine, FL
 
Cuna Street Toy Shop
(904) 819-5599
26 Cuna St
St Augustine, FL
 
Dolls and Collectibles
(904) 824-1961
12 Cathedral Pl
St Augustine, FL
 
Extreme Kites
(904) 461-9415
3930 A1a S
St Augustine, FL
 
Vikki Tague's Dolls Acces
(904) 794-6820
245 Wildwood Dr Lot 2
St Augustine, FL
 
Kb Toy Outlet
(904) 824-0433
2700 State Road 16 Ste 304
St Augustine, FL
 

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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