Doll Shops Wake Forest NC

Local resource for doll shops in Wake Forest. 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.

Alphabet Soup Educational Supplies More, Incorporated
(919) 554-3035
145 Wait Ave
Wake Forest, NC
 
Tar Heel Toy House Incorporated
(919) 779-6112
3948 Durham Dr
Raleigh, NC
 
Discovery Channel Store
(919) 792-2204
5959 Triangle Town Blvd Ste 1033
Raleigh, NC
 
Backyard Jurney's Incorporated
(919) 787-1880
2408 Lemuel Dr
Raleigh, NC
 
Learning Express
(919) 881-4141
4421 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC
 
New Sound
(919) 755-9304
1924 Capital Blvd
Raleigh, NC
 
Wj's Toy Stop Incorporated
(919) 453-2869
14460 New Falls Of Neuse Ste 165
Raleigh, NC
 
Hungate's
(919) 792-2824
5959 Triangle Town Blvd Ste 1001
Raleigh, NC
 
Tookie's Toys
(919) 841-4955
6675 Falls Of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC
 
Teach ME Store
(919) 872-2747
6010 Falls Of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC
 

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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