Doll Shops Tiverton RI

Local resource for doll shops in Tiverton. 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.

Toy Mill
(401) 624-6188
3845 Main Rd
Tiverton, RI
 
Kay Bee Toys
(508) 677-1801
45 Mariano Bishop Blvd
Fall River, MA
 
Tony's Toys Collectibles
(508) 672-3555
420 Quequechan St
Fall River, MA
 
Toy Shop
(401) 253-8982
450 Hope St
Bristol, RI
 
Walrus the Carpenter
(401) 849-0012
909 E Main Rd
Middletown, RI
 
Kb Toy Works
(508) 677-1801
45 Mariano Bishop Blvd
Fall River, MA
 
Game Crazy
(508) 235-1093
933 Pleasant St
Fall River, MA
 
Heavenly Heather Florist/Gifts
(508) 679-3013
430 High St
Fall River, MA
 
Wispin Porcelain Dolls
(401) 254-1330
12 Corte Reale Dr
Bristol, RI
 
Kay Bee Toys
(401) 851-6973
99 E Main Rd
Middletown, RI
 

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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