Gigis Dolls

& Sherry's Teddy Bears

  • Find the Perfect Gift for the Holidays

    The holiday season is almost here and you know what that means – you need to find that perfect gift for that special someone. Finding the ideal gift can be daunting and for some on your list, you may not even know where to even start.At Gigi’s Dolls, we can take care of many of the people on your holiday shopping list. If your special someone is into vintage dolls, we have a vast collection...
  • Superheroes in Doll Form

    If you love superheroes, there couldn’t be a better day and age to be alive. Hollywood is bringing our favorite superheroes to life at a rapid rate. The Marvel Universe has character crossovers and intersecting themes between movies that will make any fan’s head spin. The DC Universe is also starting to take shape with movies like “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” There is also an upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie and a “Justice League”...
  • Presidents, Politics and Celebrity Dolls

    Are dolls toys or collectibles? Although many think of dolls as a toy for children, many dolls are created with collectors in mind. This is especially the case when it comes to dolls representing presidents and political celebrities.With the 2016 presidential election in full swing, it is easy to find both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump dolls and action figures. The scores of dolls available to represent these two candidates could be for play, humor...
  • Fall Doll Shows Are Coming Up Fast!

    It’s time to start preparing for the upcoming doll shows this fall! Gigi’s Dolls will be exhibiting at all of the shows mentioned below, so if you’re in the area or able to travel, stop by and see us.Triple Crown Doll Club Show and SaleLocated in Covington, Kentucky, the Triple Crown Doll Club Show and Sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. This show and sale will host a number...
  • Alessandra Ambrosio’s Vintage Barbie Collection

    Alessandra Ambrosio loves to collect.As a Victoria’s Secret Angel, actress and leader of a family of four, Ambrosio has plenty on her plate, but it's not enough, because she has two major collections in her life – including her extensive selection of Barbie dolls.When she isn’t modeling the world’s classiest fashions, this model is devoted to her true love: Barbie dolls to be exact.Throughout the years, Ambrosio has amassed quite the Barbie collection, with some...
  • A History of Raikes Bears

    Raikes Bears are a bit different from the traditional teddy bear. Instead of a soft face made of fabric and stuffing, Raikes Bears have a distinctive look with their carved wooden faces. A popular choice for many years, may be wondering why these bears can’t be found in the toy store still today. Let’s explore the history of Raikes Bears.Robert Raikes grew up in many different parts of the U.S., and spent some time in...
  • Historic Papers: A Look Back at Paper Dolls

    Do you remember playing with paper dolls when you were little? Have you ever wondered how they came about? Let’s take a look back and cover a bit of the history behind the paper doll.First things first: let’s get specific. According to The Original Paper Doll Artists Guild, a paper doll is any doll that is printed or drawn on two-dimensional paper, with accompanying clothing meant to be worn by the doll. Whether the doll...
  • Mattel and Pop Culture

    You probably know that Barbies actually come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes even special edition versions. But did you know that Mattel has just released its new line of “Star Trek” Barbies, paying homage to a popular franchise with dolls that look like the series’ famed characters!According to The Verge, Mattel is releasing this new line of Barbies this summer, in recognition of this year marking the 50th anniversary of the original “Star...
  • Top Reasons People Love to Collect Vintage Dolls

    Collecting vintage dolls is a hobby that has been shared from generation to generation for many years. Sharing the passion and love for a hobby can bring loved ones closer together and create memories that will last a lifetime. But collecting vintage dolls isn’t only about the wonderful memories that you create with your family and fellow doll lovers. Until recently, most dolls were made from cloth and didn’t last very long. With the invention and...
  • Exploring the History of Porcelain Dolls

    Now considered a valuable collectible by many passionate doll lovers, porcelain dolls have an interesting history. Unlike many children’s toys made today, porcelain dolls are much more delicate and require extra care. But how did we go from porcelain to plastic, and what exactly is a porcelain doll?Bisque porcelain – the material used to make porcelain dolls – is a type of porcelain that is unglazed and matte. According to, although china dolls, which...

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6029 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60631


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