Doll Shops Sparks NV

Local resource for doll shops in Sparks. 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.

Fantasia Dolls
(775) 356-7583
1836 C St
Sparks, NV
 
All Grins n' Giggles
(775) 219-4730
555 El Rancho Dr
Sparks, NV
 
Reno Rails
(775) 337-6669
1229 E 4th St
Reno, NV
 
Ams-Rc-Hobbies
(775) 786-7733
1110 S Wells Ave
Reno, NV
 
Casino Emporium
(775) 826-7788
232 E Plumb Ln
Reno, NV
 
Lil Sistah Dolls
(775) 355-9555
1023 Rock Blvd
Sparks, NV
 
Mary Kay Cosmetics Rep
(775) 358-9366
1029 Brooktree Dr Apt 3
Sparks, NV
 
Parent Teacher Aids
(775) 825-3328
5000 Smithridge Dr
Reno, NV
 
Toys R US
(775) 827-8697
5000 Smithridge Dr
Reno, NV
 
World of Toys
(775) 825-3023
5130 Meadowood Mall Cir
Reno, NV
 

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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