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Shopping in Charlotte and on the Web

Charlotte, North Carolina offers several doll shopping opportunities. If you are a visitor, a regional resident, or new to the area, here is a list of places to shop in the Charlotte Metro Area. Many of the following stores are national. Be sure to check them out in your town.

Target Stores

Target carries play line dolls, collector dolls, and Target exclusives. There are many Targets in the Charlotte Metro Area.
Charlotte SE Target

1900 Matthews Township Pkwy, Matthews, NC 28105-4660
Phone: (704)845-0948

Pineville Target
9531 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273-6901
Phone: (704)556-7082

South Charlotte Target
7860 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277-6502
Phone: (704)542-1856

University Target
8120 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28213-8126
Phone: (704)599-6332

Gastonia Target
197 Old New Hope Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054-4895
Phone: (704)864-3271

Huntersville Target
9801 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville, NC 28078-8219
Phone: (704)896-1813

If you don't see a store near you, or you want to shop online, visit Target's website, Target.

Value City

Corner of Sardis Rd. North and Independence Blvd. at Crown Point
Value City Department Store is unique. The carry a wide variety of merchandise, including clothing, housewares and toys.
Barbie Collectors can find reasonable prices on current pink box items, but are usually pleased to find good prices on overruns.


6025 South Blvd.
8147 University City Blvd.
10500 Centrum Parkway
2701 Freedom Drive
2401 Sardis Rd. North (Crown Point) Super K open 24 hours.

Toys R Us (TRU)

6100 A East Independence Blvd.
5331 South Blvd.
1467 E. Franklin Street in Gastonia
11300 Carolina Place Pky. (Pineville) merged with Shop with them online at and click on the "toys" link.


3209 Pineville-Matthews Rd.
3304 Eastway Dr.
801 E. Arrowood Rd. (off South Blvd.)
8709 JW Clay Blvd. (University City)
9101 Albemarle Rd.
Many of these are 24 hour WalMarts.

KB Toys

Eastland Mall (Corner of Central Ave. and Sharon Amity)
Carolina Place Mall (Pineville)
KB is the new great place to shop for collectors and artists. KB has great prices on the bathing suit and other pink box dolls. You can even find international pink box dolls there. KB has also entered the world of online shopping at KB Toys Continue to check out their stores for special premiums with purchase.

Goodwill Stores

Charlotte has several Goodwill Industries thrift stores. These are some of the locations where I've seen used Barbies and friends. They are usually priced $2.99 regardless of condition. Usually you see naked dolls with Superstar faces, but ocassionally you can find some gems to customize.

1909 Sardis Rd N
6607 South Blvd
10500 Mcmullen Creek Pkwy # A
9305 Albemarle Rd

Hallmark Stores

Charlotte has several Hallmark Stores. Hallmark has jumped on the Barbie Bandwagon. Exclusive dolls, ornaments, and other Holiday Barbiana can be found at Hallmark.
The following malls have Hallmark Stores:

Eastland Mall
Cotswald Mall
SouthPark Mall
Carolina Place Mall
Individual stores are in Matthews, Mint Hill, and University City.
The Hallmark Showcase Store is in the University City area off of Harris Blvd.

Click here to go to Hallmark's homepage, and you can use their store locator.

Master Collector online has a list of shows and dates. Go to: Master Collector and click on Shows and Events to find a show nearest you.

In the spring and fall, there are doll and toy shows in Concord, in Fort Mill, SC at the Hornets Training Center, and at Metrolina Expo. Metrolina Expo is a huge antiques extravaganza where some doll collectors made lucky finds.

Cherished Friends

Cherished Friends is a store in Pennsylvania that does mail order service for it's customers. You can usually find the latest Barbie Doll, Gene, Robert Tonner Vinyl Dolls, and Daisy and Willow here. Visit their website for more information.

If you want to go straight to the source, visit Barbie Collectibles for the latest in collectible Barbie and
Collecting Today for the latest in Gene.

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