Once Upon a Child

We buy and sell gently used clothes, toys, & equipment


How It Works

Step 1 Bring in your gently used children's clothing, toys and baby equipment.
Step 1 While you check out the great kids stuff in the store, the buyer will review your items.
Step 1 The buyer will select and make an offer on the items that meet current style, safety and condition standards, as well as store's current stock levels.
Step 1 Once you accept the offer, you’ll be on your way with some extra money, some great new stuff for your kids, or both!

At Once Upon A Child you'll find a huge selection of gently used kids clothing, toys, furniture and equipment at up to 70% off retail! We're not your typical secondhand store. The items that we buy and sell are next to new, good quality, clean and have been checked for safety standards.

No appointment necessary - we buy every day and will pay you on the spot! Check with your local store for additional details.

Click here to view examples of the kind items our stores are buying most.

Selling Tips

  • In order for us to offer the latest and greatest in styles at value prices, clothing and accessories must be purchased within the last five years.
  • Equipment and toys must meet current safety standards and include all parts. Not sure if your item qualifies? Bring it in and we’ll check it out!
  • Check out our what we buy page to see what types of items we buy and sell, we know we buy items you have not even thought of!
  • Be sure your apparel items are freshly laundered and in good condition – no stains, fading, or excessive wear.
  • Clean toys and equipment sell best.
  • It is most efficient for us to review items folded neatly or laid flat in a box, bin or tote. Please, no hangers or garbage bags.
  • It’s always a good idea to call us to find out about what we buy.   
What We're Buying



We'll gladly consider purchasing your children's new or gently used clothing, toys & books, furniture, and equipment. There is no appointment necessary and we pay you on-the-spot for the items we can accept. We operate on a first-come/first-serve basis. We'll quote you a "wait time" for how long it will take us to process your items. Feel free to stay and shop or return to our store 1 hour prior to close to review your quote. We buy every day up until an hour before we close.

Clothing must be in good condition, of current style, freshly laundered and neatly organized. Toys, equipment and furniture items must be assembled in store to verify all parts are present.

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 such as car seats and recalled products, which do not meet current Government Safety Standards.