Doll Shops Van Buren AR

Local resource for doll shops in Van Buren. 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.

Game Traders
(479) 471-7777
109 Sandston E
Van Buren, AR
 
Toys R US
(479) 484-0002
5609 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Hot Stuff Dream Shop
(479) 484-7353
5111 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(479) 484-7071
5900 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Photo Toyz Company
(479) 965-7721
123 Parks Dr
Charleston, AR
 
Hobbytown USA
(479) 649-9229
1415a Highway 71 S
Fort Smith, AR
 
Learning Oasis
(479) 452-6288
4900 Rogers Ave Ste 100i
Fort Smith, AR
 
Game Xchange of Fort Smith
(479) 484-1600
8389 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Rainy Day Entertainment
(479) 639-2122
8716 Northshore Dr
Hackett, AR
 
Fox Hobbies
(479) 646-1656
5305 Towson Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 

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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