Doll Shops West Hartford CT

Local resource for doll shops in West Hartford. 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.

Toys R US
(860) 521-4880
1471 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT
 
Ten Thousand Villages
(860) 233-5470
967c Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT
 
Toys R US
(860) 667-3434
3491 Berlin Tpke
Newington, CT
 
Amato's Toy Hobby
(860) 229-9069
283 Main St
New Britain, CT
 
Tom's Trains of Connecticut
(860) 529-6157
925 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield, CT
 
Toy Chest - Little Folks Furniture
(860) 233-5559
975 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT
 
Kiddly Winks
(860) 231-9923
5 Crossroads Plz
West Hartford, CT
 
Dragonfly
(860) 266-6811
49 Ivy Ln
Newington, CT
 
The Wooden Toy
(860) 529-1945
1275 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield, CT
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(860) 313-1340
500 South Rd # 58
Farmington, CT
 

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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