Our editor Chyntia made a little trip to Paris this April and visited the Jolie Doll shop while she was there! She wrote this little report to give you an idea of what this lovely little shop is like!
In April I had the chance to visit ‘Jolie doll shop’ in Paris! Jolie Doll is a real life Pullip store that sells Pullip dolls and accessories, both made by Groove and made by local Pullip enthusiasts. They have a wonderful store with a broad range of products.
They moved to a new shop location about three years ago and it looks amazing. The store is bigger than their previous store and it’s filled with all the latest releases and lots of outfits!
The shop has a huge window and they have an amazing display with dolls such as the newest releases but also custom dolls and wonderful props such as a Pullip-sized bike. This must be my favourite part of the shop! It’s also a real eye catcher for people passing by. They update the display regularly to suit the season, during my visit the display had an spring theme. The store is decorated with wonderful prints of doll photos which give the store a lovely atmosphere.
The store has a huge collection of Pullip, Dal and other members of the Groove family; they had many popular dolls such as Tiphona and Hatsune Miku but also many newer releases like The Fox. I was surprised to see they have a large selection of J-dolls, too. It is great to see so many dolls in real life as it makes it so much easier to get a good impression of the dolls compared to just seeing photos online.
What makes this store really special, though, is the many different styles of clothes and accessories they have for sale. The shop sells clothes made by many designers both big and small, meaning that there is loads of variety; cute pastel dresses, leather shoes, tops and shirts but also knitted hats and bags. They also sell doll magazines and for example a bag with their logo on it, which is really cute.
As the doll shop is very close to the centre of Paris it is very easy to find; subway station Charonne (line 9) is just around the corner. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
If you ever find yourself near or in Paris be sure to visit ‘Jolie doll shop’ it’s an amazing opportunity to see dolls in real life and talk to other collectors who are visiting the store! In the meantime you could always visit their online shop at www.joliedoll.net . Please note their online store only has a small selection of their custom made clothes and accessories!