Doll Shops Windham ME

Local resource for doll shops in Windham. 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.

Mobile Toys
(207) 894-7161
744 Roosevelt Trl Ste 100
Windham, ME
 
Discovery Toys
(207) 642-3405
Oak Hill Rd
Standish, ME
 
Discovery Toys
(207) 829-3664
39 Crossing Brook Rd
Cumberland Center, ME
 
Rainbow Toys
(207) 781-4265
244 Us Route 1 # B
Falmouth, ME
 
Apple Bee Company
(207) 772-8940
370 Fore St
Portland, ME
 
Crossroad Games
(207) 642-2612
15 Fort Hill Rd
Standish, ME
 
Crickets Corner
(207) 655-4544
1223 Roosevelt Trl
Raymond, ME
 
Ray Robin's Hobby Center
(207) 797-5196
65 Gray Rd
Falmouth, ME
 
Game Room Supply
(207) 878-6601
342 Warren Ave
Portland, ME
 
Treehouse Toys Limited
(207) 775-6133
47 Exchange St
Portland, ME
 

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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