Doll Shops Wasilla AK

Local resource for doll shops in Wasilla. 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.

Just Imagine Toys
(907) 357-1543
591 E Parks Hwy Ste 407
Wasilla, AK
 
Learning Essentials
(907) 357-3990
413 W Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 
Alaska Pinball
(907) 242-8454
Po Box 771263
Eagle River, AK
 
Learning Essentials
(907) 357-3990
1830 E. Parks Hwy Ste A117
Wasilla, AK
 
Alaska Truck Salvage
(907) 376-2039
Hc 33 Box 3026
Wasilla, AK
 
Wayne's World of Collectibles
(907) 376-4386
321 W Parks Hwy Ste 104
Wasilla, AK
 
Toyz Unlimited
(907) 694-2002
12812 Old Glenn Hwy Ste B1
Eagle River, AK
 
Just Imagine Toys
(907) 357-1543
591 E Parks Hwy,Unit 407
Wasilla, AK
 
Northwind Kites
(907) 279-4388
413 W Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 
Learning Essentials
(907) 357-3990
413 W Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 

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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