Doll Shops Wailuku HI

Local resource for doll shops in Wailuku. 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.

Neil Pryde Maui
(808) 877-7443
400 Hana Hwy
Kahului, HI
 
Hawaiian Island Surf Sport
(808) 871-4981
415 Dairy Rd Ste A
Kahului, HI
 
A C's Hst Windsurfing School
(808) 871-5423
425 Koloa St Ste 107
Kahului, HI
 
Maui Toy Works
(808) 661-7911
2435 Kaanapali Pkwy Ste L11
Lahaina, HI
 
Maui Toywooks
(808) 661-4766
1221 Honoapiilani Hwy
Lahaina, HI
 
Maui Kiteboarding Lessons
(808) 873-9669
22 Hana Hwy
Kahului, HI
 
Kb Toys
(808) 871-0988
275 W Kaahumanu Ave Ste 1040
Kahului, HI
 
Hi-Tech Surf Sports
(808) 877-2111
425 Koloa St
Kahului, HI
 
Action Sports Maui
(808) 871-5857
6 E Waipuilani Rd
Kihei, HI
 
Loke's Creation
(808) 667-5952
1267 Nahale Pl
Lahaina, 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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