Take a left on Bluebonnet Lane from South Lamar and you will find one of the best kept doll collecting secrets in Austin, Treasure Dolls. Shop owner Evelyn Martinez has had her own doll shop for 12 years. It was first located on Oltorf, then on Stassney. The store is now occupying a blue house on Bluebonnet Lane where it has stood for six years.
Treasure Dolls sells vintage to modern fashion dolls including Barbie, Gene, Tyler and other Robert Tonner dolls. The store also sells ball jointed dolls, Madame Alexander Cissy dolls, porcelain dolls and Integrity Toys dolls such as Dynamite Girls and Poppy Parker. Evelyn buys doll collections frequently, making the store inventory unique and interesting on every visit. Treasure Dolls also carries many different types of doll fashions, shoes and accessories.
To buy or sell your dolls, all you have to do is go into Treasure Dolls Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The store is closed on Mondays. The store’s phone number is (512) 326-9516.
On the weekends, local doll collectors visit the shop and discuss their hobby of doll collecting. Some of them bring new inventory to be sold at Treasure Dolls. Occasionally a repaint artist will visit the shop or sell custom dolls there. Evelyn’s store is a hands on experience. You can touch the dolls and even change their clothing.
Evelyn also sells on Ebay and has new auctions up each week. You can visit Treasure Dolls ebay store by clicking this link. http://shop.ebay.com/treasuredolls/m.html?_dmd=1&_ipg=50&_sop=1&_rdc=1