Doll Shops Washington DC

Local resource for doll shops in Washington. 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.

DC Lottery Charitable Games
(202) 727-3790
717 D St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Discovery Channel Store
(202) 842-3700
50 Massachusetts Ave Ne
Washington, DC
 
Lottery Charitable Games Brd
(202) 398-2793
1636 Bladensburg Rd Ne
Washington, DC
 
A A Athletic Recreation
(202) 543-0556
212 7th St Se
Washington, DC
 
Discovery Channel Store
(703) 413-3425
1100 S Hayes St
Arlington, VA
 
Toy Soldier Shop-Washington
(202) 546-2201
503 11th St Se
Washington, DC
 
Fairy Godmother-Childrens Book
(202) 547-5474
319 7th St Se
Washington, DC
 
Gaffney Crossword Group Incorporated
(202) 265-0007
2901 18th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Wizards of the Coast
(703) 415-2277
1100 S Hayes St
Arlington, VA
 
Early Learning Center
(703) 415-4110
1100 S Hayes St
Arlington, 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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