Doll Shops Storrs Mansfield CT

Local resource for doll shops in Storrs Mansfield. 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.

K-B Toys
(860) 423-5277
95 Storrs Road And Hwy 195 Ste 11
Willimantic, CT
 
Kb Toys
(860) 871-6416
35 Talcottville Rd Ste 14
Vernon Rockville, CT
 
Discovery Toys
(860) 228-3622
47 Blackman Rd
Hebron, CT
 
Grid
(860) 645-9006
52 Purnell Pl
Manchester, CT
 
Creative Toymaker
(860) 657-8697
43 Welles St
Glastonbury, CT
 
Bigelow-Howard Valley Game
(860) 455-9144
1 Cemetery Rd
Hampton, CT
 
Kay Bee Toys
(860) 871-6416
35 Talcottville Rd Ste 14
Vernon, CT
 
Kiddy Korner Mercantile
(860) 871-8198
100 West Rd
Ellington, CT
 
Video Trading Post
(860) 646-4999
382 Hartford Rd
Manchester, CT
 
Over the Rainbow Toys
(860) 633-9558
2848 Main St
Glastonbury, CT
 

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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