Doll Shops South Lyon MI

Local resource for doll shops in South Lyon. 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.

Rc Mayhem Racing
(248) 486-1977
7880 Tower Rd
South Lyon, MI
Keepsake Bears
(734) 449-5583
9179 Elizabeth St
Whitmore Lake, MI
Exotic Sports
(810) 229-6100
10002 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI
Nick S Toy Chest
(810) 229-8840
209 W Main St
Brighton, MI
Georgias Gift Gallery
(734) 453-7733
575 Forest Ave
Plymouth, MI
Diane's Doll House
(248) 486-0450
102 N Lafayette St
South Lyon, MI
Just for Fun Hobbies Crafts
(810) 229-7999
101 Brookside Ln Ste F
Brighton, MI
Topez Miniatures and Glass Incorporated
(810) 220-8251
766 Fairway Trails Dr
Brighton, MI
Shutter Shop
(248) 684-5505
420 N Main St
Milford, MI
Village Toy Shoppe
(248) 684-8697
400 N Main St
Milford, MI

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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