Doll Shops Smyrna TN

Local resource for doll shops in Smyrna. 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.

Game Crazy
(615) 459-7777
540 Enon Springs Rd E
Smyrna, TN
 
Priority Games
(615) 414-4032
237 Bill Stewart Blvd
La Vergne, TN
 
Game Crazy
(615) 848-2820
241 W Northfield Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN
 
Playtime Sports Games
(615) 867-8668
2159 N Thompson Ln
Murfreesboro, TN
 
Hobbytown USA
(615) 890-6777
536 N Thompson Ln # J
Murfreesboro, TN
 
Scientific Games Intl
(615) 213-1444
3011 Centre Pointe Dr
La Vergne, TN
 
Teddy Bear Factory
(615) 494-4999
1720 Old Fort Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN
 
Toys R US
(615) 217-3306
2075 Old Fort Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN
 
Michaelson's Toys Clothes
(615) 896-8434
1607 Buckingham Dr
Murfreesboro, TN
 
Grand Adventures
(615) 867-0838
803 N Thompson Ln
Murfreesboro, TN
 

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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