Doll Shops Virginia Beach VA

Local resource for doll shops in Virginia Beach. 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.

Charmer Dolls
(757) 498-4139
561 Caren Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Hobbytown USA
(757) 306-4760
4000 Virginia Beach Blvd Ste 196
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Taps Teachers Parents Store
(757) 463-1068
4000 Virginia Beach Blvd Ste 112
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Hungate's Arts Crafts Hobbies
(757) 490-6086
4576 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Lots for Tots
(757) 321-9406
316 N Great Neck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Kettler Showroom
(757) 498-8001
4117 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(757) 340-7300
701 Lynnhaven Pkwy
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Toys R US
(757) 498-8271
2701 N Mall Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Affordable Toys
(757) 333-8597
1788 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Game Crazy
(757) 491-1897
1833 Republic Rd
Virginia Beach, 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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