Doll Shops Wahiawa HI

Local resource for doll shops in Wahiawa. 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.

Surprise
(808) 625-0077
95-1249 Meheula Pkwy Ste D9a
Mililani, HI
 
Blue Moos
(808) 454-1329
803 Kamehameha Hwy Ste 207
Pearl City, HI
 
Kitehigh.com
(808) 637-0025
66-250 Kamehameha Hwy Ste C208
Haleiwa, HI
 
Hanai Bear LLC
(808) 484-2327
98-1005 Moanalua Rd Spc 119
Aiea, HI
 
Thinker Toys
(808) 485-5442
98-1005 Moanalua Rd Spc 116
Aiea, HI
 
Toy-Rrific
(808) 627-0077
95-1249 Meheula Pkwy Ste D6
Mililani, HI
 
Teacher Plus Incorporated
(808) 676-5060
94-547 Ukee St Ste 100
Waipahu, HI
 
Jelly's Original
(808) 488-5245
98-023 Hekaha St Ste 9
Aiea, HI
 
Kb Toys
(808) 488-8133
98-1005 Moanalua Rd Spc 535
Aiea, HI
 
Toys R US
(808) 487-5811
98-1101 Moanalua Rd
Aiea, HI
 

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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