Doll Shops Wheat Ridge CO

Local resource for doll shops in Wheat Ridge. 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.

Black Read Incorporated
(303) 423-3100
4355 Wadsworth Blvd
Wheat Ridge, CO
 
Nowak Ewing Villarrela
(303) 463-5506
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
 
TLC Doll Hospital
(303) 233-3006
2479 Sheridan Blvd
Edgewater, CO
 
Ages Stages Toy Box
(720) 974-3222
14455 W 64th Ave
Arvada, CO
 
Papillon's Doll Shoppe
(720) 898-1068
6905 Webster St
Arvada, CO
 
Valhalla's Game Center
(303) 463-5451
6161 W 44th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO
 
Thompson's Hobbies Crafts
(303) 238-5821
1585 Wadsworth Blvd
Lakewood, CO
 
Game Crazy
(303) 231-9351
6759 W Colfax Ave
Lakewood, CO
 
Maximumgamer
(303) 424-3710
11651 W 64th Ave
Arvada, CO
 
Pool Table Warehouse
(303) 699-9479
1000 S Wadsworth Blvd Unit F
Lakewood, CO
 

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from DOLLS magazine