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

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

May 2-5

Join us for our swimwear sale!

Take 20% off all swimwear (excluding life vests)

Hurry in for the very best selection and stock up for summer!

We are buying equipment! 

Bring the the equipment you no longer need and get paid on the spot for all items accepted.

All equipment must be clean and have all parts and pieces.  We will also check all items for safety.

Tired of forgetting your stamp card?

we have a new electronic version

of our rewards program!

Stop in and ask us how it works!



Most Wanted Items!


All Season Clothing



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


  We are currently buying clothing all season, all the time, 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 point in our Rewards Program.
Once you have 20 points, 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 points in our Rewards Program 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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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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