Doll Shops Salina KS

Local resource for doll shops in Salina. 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.

Silverball Game Room
(785) 823-8129
142 S Center St
New Cambria, KS
 
The Toy Parade
(785) 823-2231
119 S. Santa Fe
Salina, KS
 
Dons Hobbyshop
(785) 827-3222
1819 S Broadway Blvd
Mcpherson, KS
 
Shirl-A-Lee's Porcelain Dolls
(785) 483-3470
4851 187th Ter
Russell, KS
 
Exquizit Creations
(620) 376-2313
402 Broadway Ave
Tribune, KS
 
Main Street Toys
(785) 227-2822
105 N Main St
Lindsborg, KS
 
Party America
(785) 823-0006
2855 Market Pl
Mcpherson, KS
 
The Toy Parade
(785) 823-2231
119 S Santa Fe Ave
Salina, KS
 
Discovery Toys
(620) 672-5308
906 Iowa Ave
Pratt, KS
 
Mindy's Studio of Porcelain
(316) 838-1222
5401 Sullivan Rd
Wichita, KS
 

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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