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Sell. Buy. Repeat.®

We buy and sell gently used kids' stuff every day!

Brand Name Gently Used Kids' Clothing at Once Upon A Child Mankato, MN


We have moved to a bigger and better location!


Special Valentine's Promo going on now until February 10th!

For every $25 you spend you will get to put your name in a

drawing for a wonderful prize!

Prize includes

$25 Gift card to Once upon a child

$25 Gift card to Liv Aveda

and a beautiful bouquet of flowers!

No limit to how many times you can register  



come see uS at the Baby & kids expo!

Saturday, february 18 from 9am-1pm


Lots of vendors and fun activities AND ITS ALL FREE!



Join our exclusive text club!


Just text OUACMAN to 25328

to receive texts about special events and sales!

Receive $5 off today's purchase of $25 or more!


Opt in today!  It's FREE!


Most Wanted Items!


Fall/Winter Clothing



We buy up until an hour before we close, every day!


  We are currently taking spring/summer clothing in infant sizes through 3/6 months (we buy all seasons in all other sizes),  equipment, furniture and toys.

* Clothing must be in good condition, of current style,
 freshly laundered, and neatly
organized in a tub, tote, or laundry basket (no bags or hangers please).
 Two piece outfits placed together, not pinned.

* Toys, equipment and furniture items must have all original parts, be clean and in good working condition.

*  At Once Upon a Child, safety and product quality are always our top priorities.  For these reasons, there are some items we are unable to buy:
   car seats, recalled items, cribs manufactured before June 20, 2011
 and products which do not meet current
Government Safety Standards.

Be sure to ask us about our customer loyalty programs.
For every $10 you buy or sell with us, you will receive a punch on our Customer Appreciation Card.
Once you have completed the card, you will receive 15% off your next gently used merchandise purchase!
Also, if you decide to "Go Green" we have Once Upon a Child recycle bags for purchase.
Every time you bring in your recycle bag instead of using our plastic bags you will receive
double stamps on your customer appreciation card for that purchase.
You will fill up your card twice as fast and receive discounts more often!!


Kids look so great in stylish outfits, but who wants to pay high-end prices when clothes are outgrown so quickly? Once Upon A Child offers the perfect solution: the latest in new and gently used brand name clothes, toys, books, equipment, and furniture…just right for fast-growing babies, toddlers and youth.


Save yourself the hassle of garage sales and online listings when you can swing into the nation’s leading buyer and seller of name brand, new and gently used kids stuff. Simply gather up your gently used kids stuff including: clothing, playards, toddler beds, changing tables, strollers highchairs, toys and bring them to Once Upon A Child for $$$ on-the-spot for all items accepted.


Because we are buying new and gently used items from our customers all day, every day, our inventory changes, so shop often!

Hope to see you soon!

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Our Locations

Once Upon A Child Mankato

Gold Standard
464 Raintree Road
Mankato, MN 56001
507-344-8799 - Map - Hours
Mon10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Tues10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM-05:00 PM
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