Doll Shops Trumbull CT

Local resource for doll shops in Trumbull. 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.

Kay Bee Toy Hobby Shop
(203) 372-4788
5065 Main St
Trumbull, CT
 
Mph Games
(203) 268-0217
55 Regency Cir
Trumbull, CT
 
Rockin Concepts
(203) 330-9184
1830 Barnum Ave
Bridgeport, CT
 
Mirabella Miniatures
(203) 373-1975
2480 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield, CT
 
Yellow Moon Toy Company
(203) 371-5491
2480 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield, CT
 
Kb Toys
(203) 365-0119
5065 Main St
Trumbull, CT
 
The Beardsley Zoo
(203) 394-6565
1875 Noble Ave
Bridgeport, CT
 
The Bear Mill
(203) 362-2327
1559 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield, CT
 
Fine Scale Hobbies
(203) 378-2788
3567 Main St
Stratford, CT
 
Mph Games
(203) 371-6485
36 Curtis Ter
Fairfield, 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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