Would you go to a physical BJD store?

Dec 21, 2014

    1. I would love to be able to go to a place where you could do all those things with other collectors.
       
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    2. There is a shop that sells BJDs not too far from me but I've never gotten the chance to go there yet. I would love to tho to just get the chance to browse the aisles and see all the different types of dolls in one place with my sister and doll friends to hang out and buy some new merch in-person.
       
    3. If you had a physical store devoted to BJD in your area:

      Would you go to it? ABSOLUTELY.

      What would you expect to find there? Hopefully a bit like a consignment store, where different areas are manned by different artists who make things for bjds, like dresses and shoes and furniture. But also BJD dolls and official BJD company merchandise.

      What would you want it to have? 1:4 scale furniture. If I have to look up 1:4 one more time on Google just to find 1/4 1:48 scaled furniture, I might cry.

      Would you be fine with it having other hobbies in there too? BJD-oriented would be preferred but not many niche stores make it in general, so I can see it having other things.

      If you have been to a physical bjd store, how was it?? Never been, but I can dream.
       
    4. YES! I actually tried just a few weeks ago. I live in Denver, so of course - I made a trip to Denver Doll Emporium. Unfortunately, they are understandably closed to the public right now because of COVID-19. But, they are still doing curbside pickup! I am new to the hobby, so I thought it would be actually nice to physically see a real BJD as I have never seen one in person. I don't know if they sell things besides BJD, but I wouldn't be surprised if they carry non BJD dolls and other doll related things. I still plan on visiting one day in the future when they open up. :)
       
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    5. I would sell my soul to have a physical store close to me. I would like it to have clothes for MSD, SD, eyes and Wigs. It would be cool if they had a seasonal stock so you could shop winter clothes in winter and so on. I think it would be cool if they would sell stuff from smaller artists tho and Maybe some dolls.
      Also if you could order through them and then pick it up in the store when it is Ready.
       
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    6. Being able to see and feel things is definitely a lot more fun! In 2006 I visited the Volks store in LA. But, visiting one of their stores in Japan was definitely a highlight. Unfortunately I only had time to visit the store in Akihabara during my last Japan trip, but my next trip I'm planning to visit Tenshi no Sato in Kyoto.
       
    7. Would you go to it?
      absolutly!!!

      What would you expect to find there?

      dolls of course!, in al sizes! clothes, and other accessories, wigs, material to DIY

      What would you want it to have?
      the store area, a photography area with backdrops, accessories, and studio lighting. ice crem or a cafe area to meet new friends an talk about BJD

      Would you be fine with it having other hobbies in there too?
      yes!!!! anime stuff, modelism

      If you have been to a physical bjd store, how was it??

      not yet ...
       
    8. Would you go to it?
      ABSOLUTELY YES!!!!!

      What would you expect to find there?
      I hope they will have dolls in stocks for me to instantly take them home!
      Also some clothes and related stuff to buy.

      What would you want it to have?
      Some setup place for photo taking, in my place, people home usually small, and cannot have much space to make doll house or setup for dolls, it would be nice to have a periodic rotation photo booth in it.

      Would you be fine with it having other hobbies in there too?
      Well, for life, I think it is okay, since BJD is not a very major hobby. For the shop to keep running, it's fine for me.

      If you have been to a physical bjd store, how was it??
      Ah, yes, when I was in Japan. AMAZING, really dun wanna leave there lol
       
    9. I'd love to :celebratethe physical store always make me excited and willing to buy more.
       
    10. I actually have a physical store in my area! But, ya know, COVID. :sigh
       
    11. Would you go to it?
      Yes, that would be awesome!

      What would you expect to find there?

      Wigs, eyes, shoes, clothes, and maybe dolls.

      What would you want it to have?

      Having BJDs in-stock that you could see in person before buying would be nice, instead of having to rely on online photos to decide. It would be great if you could bring a doll with you and try wigs on them before buying one. I have had so many wigs not fit , or be of poor quality once I got them. Knowing what exactly I'm buying would be an improvement.

      Would you be fine with it having other hobbies in there too?

      Sure. It would help keep the store in business, and introduce more people to BJDs.
       
    12. If you had a physical store devoted to BJD in your area:

      Would you go to it?
      Yasss definitely

      What would you expect to find there?
      Hoping to see dolls and clothes and wigs and shoes ughhhh just having those ideas excites me

      What would you want it to have?
      1/3 doll of any elusive brands like fairyland (limited ones) and soom.

      Would you be fine with it having other hobbies in there too?
      To be honest no... I would like to see bjd related stuff only

      If you have been to a physical bjd store, how was it??
      I tried when I had a vacay at hongkong but to my dismay the store that supposedly have bjds are closed already. On my next trip I am planning for japan or korea (south) so I can visit bjd stores
       
    13. Would you go to it?
      I already went.:XD: (Actually I used to, once or twice a month)

      What would you expect to find there?
      Usually wig and eyes and some doll maintenance stuffs. I'm also looking for some particular 2nd hand sculpts but they are not easy to be found so no expect.

      What would you want it to have?
      They already have what I want... Ok this maybe because I come from a future of 2020 when this topic start at 2014.:sweat

      Would you be fine with it having other hobbies in there too?
      They do have, and I have no dislike in that point.

      If you have been to a physical bjd store, how was it??
      It's a good place to find some stuff for your doll and see some doll with your eyes. Some store also allow you to hold the dolly (With gloves on of course) so you can "feel" the doll and this make you understand better that you are alright with this doll or not. Oh! and yes, no waiting time! You could take the one you love back home in a minute:D
       
    14. Would you go to it?
      Definitely yes.

      What would you expect to find there?
      Dolls, many of them. Outfits, shoes, accessories, parts, pet dolls, crafting supplies for dolls.

      What would you want it to have?
      See above haha. Dolls from different brands, mostly SD sized though.

      Would you be fine with it having other hobbies in there too?
      Yeah, although i wouldn't look at those things. It spoils be separated well.

      If you have been to a physical bjd store, how was it??
      Yes to many in Japan. I loved how Volks does their displays. it's bright, happy and inspiring. Although i loved the large collection of dolls at Dolk. :) i bought my girl there too. The staff handled the doll very well with gloves, and i had to wear gloves too if I wanted to touch her before purchase. Very good hygiene.