Doll Shops Salem OH

Local resource for doll shops in Salem. 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.

Train America
(330) 533-7181
4137 Boardman Canfield Rd
Canfield, OH
 
Terrytown Antique Gift Shop
(330) 549-3233
10086 Market St
North Lima, OH
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(330) 758-0172
472 Boardman Canfield Rd
Youngstown, OH
 
Toys R US
(330) 726-8697
317 Boardman Poland Rd
Youngstown, OH
 
Boardman Hobby Center
(330) 758-1522
6820 Market St
Youngstown, OH
 
Crouse Mill True Value Center
(330) 549-2143
11788 Market St
North Lima, OH
 
Treehouse Toys Incorporated
(330) 821-1818
1824 W State St
Alliance, OH
 
K-B Toys
(330) 629-8600
7401 Market St
Youngstown, OH
 
Hobbytown USA
(330) 729-9433
105 Boardman Canfield Rd
Youngstown, OH
 
Children's Loft
(330) 965-3907
6253 Market St
Youngstown, OH
 

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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