Doll Shops Vienna VA

Local resource for doll shops in Vienna. 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.

Heidi's Puppenstube
(703) 281-1121
1109 Moorefield Hill Ct Sw
Vienna, VA
 
Once Upon A Time
(703) 255-3285
120 Church St Ne
Vienna, VA
 
Ace High Entertainment Lp
(703) 641-9893
2711 Dorr Ave Ste D
Fairfax, VA
 
Lego the Store
(703) 848-2822
7966l Tysons Corner Ctr
McLean, VA
 
Toy Corner
(703) 255-3232
2918 Chain Bridge Rd
Oakton, VA
 
Toys R US
(703) 893-2223
8449 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA
 
Discovery Toys
(703) 938-1414
2700 Sutton Rd
Vienna, VA
 
Tyson Corner Center
(703) 893-9400
1961 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA
 
Funcoland
(703) 978-0295
9650 Main St
Fairfax, VA
 
FAO Schwarz
(703) 917-9600
1651 International Dr
Mc Lean, VA
 

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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