Doll Shops West Warwick RI

Local resource for doll shops in West Warwick. 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.

Dolls Daffodils
(401) 822-3655
245 Legris Ave
West Warwick, RI
 
Reel Vegas Slots
(401) 823-4900
824 Bald Hill Rd
Warwick, RI
 
Game Crazy
(401) 738-0498
1800 Post Rd
Warwick, RI
 
Toys R US
(401) 821-3872
325 East Ave
Warwick, RI
 
Galaxy Enterprise
(877) 651-1100
3399 S County Trl
East Greenwich, RI
 
Toy Cellar
(401) 615-8697
701 Providence St
West Warwick, RI
 
Apponaug Color Hobby Shop
(401) 737-5506
1364 Greenwich Ave
Warwick, RI
 
Galaxy Games Incorporated
(401) 921-1299
1800 Post Rd
Warwick, RI
 
Juggles
(401) 885-4578
5600 Post Rd
East Greenwich, RI
 
Dwyer's Doll House
(401) 821-0740
300 Quaker Ln
Warwick, RI
 

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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