Doll Shops Winsted CT

Local resource for doll shops in Winsted. 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.

Kay Bee Toys
(860) 482-6635
59 S Main St
Torrington, CT
 
Trlby Products
(860) 482-6848
65 New Litchfield St
Torrington, CT
 
Mother Goose Toy Shop
(860) 567-5331
17a Commons Dr
Litchfield, CT
 
Berkshire Hills Hobby Supply
(860) 824-0527
93 Main St
Canaan, CT
 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
(860) 313-1340
500 South Rd # 58
Farmington, CT
 
Toy Jam
(860) 489-3646
52 Main St
Torrington, CT
 
Kb Toy Works
(860) 482-6635
59 S Main St
Torrington, CT
 
Necker's Toy Land
(860) 658-5783
1591 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury, CT
 
The Perfect Toy
(860) 678-7015
290 W Main St
Avon, CT
 
Discoverychannelstores
(860) 561-4226
40 Westfarms Mall
Farmington, CT
 

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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