Doll Shops Zeeland MI

Local resource for doll shops in Zeeland. 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.

Nana's Attic Doll Shop
(616) 457-2201
8211 Greenridge Dr
Jenison, MI
 
Debby Company
(616) 355-2222
12330 James St Ste A20
Holland, MI
 
Cobblestone Crafts Hobbies
(616) 396-3029
210 Central Ave
Holland, MI
 
Sand Castle For Kids
(616) 396-5955
2 E 8th St
Holland, MI
 
Let's Learn
(616) 257-9595
3845 Rivertown Pkwy Sw
Grandville, MI
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(616) 667-3091
7500 Cottonwood Dr Ste A
Jenison, MI
 
Tree House Books
(616) 494-5085
37 E 8th St
Holland, MI
 
Sdl
(616) 399-6809
1981 Leisure Blvd
Holland, MI
 
The Toy Shelf
(616) 393-0099
2027 N Park Dr
Holland, MI
 
Kb Toys
(616) 538-3832
3700 Rivertown Pkwy Sw
Grandville, MI
 

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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