Doll Shops Shawnee KS

Local resource for doll shops in Shawnee. 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.

Discovery Toys
(913) 248-8822
7612 Lichtenauer Dr
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Gameco
(913) 894-8898
11736 W 95th St
Overland Park, KS
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(913) 307-0328
11465 W 95th St
Overland Park, KS
 
Horizon DART Supply
(913) 236-9111
2415 S 50th St
Kansas City, KS
 
Discovery Toys
(913) 492-1290
8339 Hallet St
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Rci Incorporated
(913) 888-8781
17809 Penrose Ln
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Discoverychannelstores
(913) 888-3744
11269 W 95th St Ste 22
Overland Park, KS
 
Toys R US
(913) 492-8333
11620 W 95th St
Overland Park, KS
 
International Concepts Incorporated
(913) 338-2058
13845 W 107th St
Lenexa, KS
 
Applied Resources Incorporated
(913) 492-8888
9801 Widmer Rd
Lenexa, 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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