Doll Shops Wilsonville OR

Local resource for doll shops in Wilsonville. 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.

Hobbytown USA
(503) 685-7333
25699 Sw Argyle Ave
Wilsonville, OR
 
Mindventures
(503) 692-5990
7590 Sw Nyberg St
Tualatin, OR
 
Mudpuddles Toys Books
(503) 625-7699
16420 Sw Langer Dr
Sherwood, OR
 
Everyday Electronics Incorporated
(503) 684-8170
15595 Sw 116th Ave
Portland, OR
 
Anne's Doll Things
(503) 656-9556
2534 Munger Dr
West Linn, OR
 
Ancient Wonders
(503) 692-0753
19060 Sw Boones Ferry Rd
Tualatin, OR
 
Mudpuddles Toys Books
(503) 625-7699
16190 Sw Langer Dr
Sherwood, OR
 
Proctor Enterprises
(503) 678-1300
25450 Ne Eilers Rd
Aurora, OR
 
Britton Enterprises
(503) 246-2500
2730 Orchard Hill Pl
Lake Oswego, OR
 
Toy Bliss
(503) 675-8548
16343 Bryant Rd
Lake Oswego, OR
 

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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