Doll Shops Wilmington NC

Local resource for doll shops in Wilmington. 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.

Coastal Billiards Supply
(910) 392-9441
5905 Carolina Beach Rd
Wilmington, NC
 
Learning Express
(910) 509-0153
1437 Military Cutoff Rd Ste 104
Wilmington, NC
 
Toys R US
(910) 791-9067
4510 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC
 
Learning Express
(910) 251-6636
3501 Oleander Dr Ste 12
Wilmington, NC
 
Blowing in the Wind
(910) 763-1730
312 Nutt St
Wilmington, NC
 
Discovery Channel Store
(910) 799-5039
3500 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC
 
Hungate's Creative Toys
(910) 799-2738
3500 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC
 
Time to Game
(910) 762-3363
4354 Market St
Wilmington, NC
 
Game Giant
(910) 790-0154
419 S College Rd Ste 40
Wilmington, NC
 
Mind Boggler Toys LLC
(910) 332-8697
3500 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC
 

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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