Doll Shops Sandpoint ID

Local resource for doll shops in Sandpoint. 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.

Balizoo Incorporated
(208) 265-9985
116 N 1st Ave
Sandpoint, ID
 
A Childs Dream Come True
(208) 255-1664
1223 Michigan St
Sandpoint, ID
 
Game Crazy
(208) 773-3472
1631 E Seltice Way
Post Falls, ID
 
Airlink Incorporated
(208) 523-1597
7050 E Val Verde St
Ammon, ID
 
Balizoo Incorporated
(208) 265-9985
116 N 1st Ave
Sandpoint, ID
 
A Child's Dream Come True
(208) 255-1664
1223 Michigan St
Sandpoint, ID
 
Toy Shop's Imagination Station
(208) 734-2725
837 Poleline Rd
Twin Falls, ID
 
Kb Toys Outlet
(208) 331-1964
6904 S Eisenman Rd
Boise, ID
 
Scientific Wizardry
(208) 336-4958
2404 S Orchard St Ste 500
Boise, ID
 
Northwest Products Company
(208) 939-8379
1345 E State St
Eagle, ID
 

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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