Doll Shops Shrewsbury MA

Local resource for doll shops in Shrewsbury. 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.

Goboman Marketing
(508) 752-5454
35 Harrington Ave
Shrewsbury, MA
 
Software Etc
(508) 798-3646
110 Front St Ste 248
Worcester, MA
 
Kb Toys
(508) 793-8260
935 Grafton St
Worcester, MA
 
Children of the World
(508) 839-9200
3 Appaloosa Dr
North Grafton, MA
 
Classic Toy Shop
(508) 755-3629
198 Park Ave
Worcester, MA
 
Music Quest
(508) 754-9597
446 Grafton St
Worcester, MA
 
John's Collectible Toys
(508) 852-0005
14 Lodge St
Worcester, MA
 
Project Circuit
(508) 595-9700
7 Neponset St
Worcester, MA
 
Learning Express Grafton
(508) 839-1939
82 Worcester St
North Grafton, MA
 
Henry's Hobby House
(508) 835-6165
67 W Boylston St Unit 1
West Boylston, MA
 

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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