Doll Shops Sumner WA

Local resource for doll shops in Sumner. 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.

Nifty Toy Novelty Company
(253) 826-2635
1117 Main St
Sumner, WA
 
Game Crazy
(253) 845-5130
4227 S Meridian
Puyallup, WA
 
Toys R US
(253) 848-1331
3551 9th St Sw
Puyallup, WA
 
Lazy D Dolls
(253) 841-0290
8815 128th St E
Puyallup, WA
 
The Advanced Distribution Answer Enterprises
(253) 219-7432
9721 74th Ave E
Puyallup, WA
 
Golden Rule Bears
(253) 863-0280
1115 Main St Ste C
Sumner, WA
 
Darleen's Dollhouse Shop
(253) 952-2031
511 117th Ave E
Edgewood, WA
 
Designs for Dolls
(253) 445-4425
13609 95th Avenue Ct E
Puyallup, WA
 
Game Trax
(253) 445-8021
3500 S Meridian Ste 420
Puyallup, WA
 
Sierra Design Group
(253) 284-3095
5113 Pacific Hwy E Ste 14
Tacoma, WA
 

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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