Doll Shops Saint Paul MN

Local resource for doll shops in Saint Paul. 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.

52 Market Trading
(651) 772-8573
990 Arcade St
St Paul, MN
 
Creative Kidstuff
(651) 225-6060
10 7th St W
St Paul, MN
 
Hillcrest Bingo
(651) 774-9711
1610 White Bear Ave N
St Paul, MN
 
Red Balloon Bookshop
(651) 224-8320
891 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN
 
Hub Hobby Center
(651) 490-1675
82 Minnesota Ave
Little Canada, MN
 
How Program
(651) 224-6246
810 Palace Ave
St Paul, MN
 
Shinders-news Books Comics
(651) 227-4344
419 Wabasha St N
Saint Paul, MN
 
Creative Kid Stuff
(651) 222-2472
1074 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN
 
Lucille's Dolls Gift Shop
(651) 644-0970
985 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN
 
Essence of Nonsense
(651) 698-7611
1783 Saint Clair Ave
St Paul, MN
 

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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