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
 
Party America
(785) 823-0006
2855 Market Pl
Mcpherson, KS
 
Oriental Gifts
(913) 385-0078
11512 W 135th St
Overland Park, KS
 
Talon Games
(316) 322-3029
2235 W Towanda Ave
El Dorado, KS
 
Main Street Toys
(785) 227-2822
105 N Main St
Lindsborg, KS
 
The Toy Parade
(785) 823-2231
119 S Santa Fe Ave
Salina, KS
 
Dons Hobbyshop
(785) 827-3222
1819 S Broadway Blvd
Mcpherson, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(913) 451-4440
7104 W 119th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Want to Trade Games
(316) 201-1855
3217 S Walnut St
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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