Doll Shops Valley AL

Local resource for doll shops in Valley. 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.

Cool Stuff
(706) 663-0206
152 Broad St
Pine Mountain, GA
 
Game
(706) 845-4178
4738 Mooty Bridge Rd
Lagrange, GA
 
Raceworld Speedway Slot Cars
(706) 845-9992
1832 Vernon Rd
Lagrange, GA
 
Kid's Wearhouse Incorporated
(251) 478-1310
3304 Old Shell Rd
Mobile, AL
 
Scientific Games Race Course
(205) 833-0013
1000 John Rogers Dr
Birmingham, AL
 
JS Gleaton Mercantile
(334) 864-5112
10515 Us Highway 431
Lafayette, AL
 
Applecore Educational Center
(706) 812-9485
127 Main St
Lagrange, GA
 
House of Staunton
(256) 858-8070
8160 Highway 53 Ste A
Toney, AL
 
Hobbytown USA
(251) 633-8446
312 Schillinger Rd S Ste Q
Mobile, AL
 
Think Toys
(256) 238-8989
909 Noble St
Anniston, AL
 

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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