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Once Upon a Child Gives Used Items a Second Life

Once Upon A Child buys and sells gently used kids’ clothing, shoes, toys and baby gear for up to 70 percent off regular retail prices, paying cash and providing a convenient way to recycle the items children have outgrown. All clothing must be freshly laundered and laid flat in a box or bin—no bags, hangers, garage sale stickers or safety pins. Now is a good time to stock up on winter clothing like boots, jackets and sweaters. Their rewards program earns points and access to exclusive discounts, special promotions, store events and more.

            Franchise owner Jen O’Brien says, “We buy based on condition, demand, style and brand, passing on anything with staining, signs of wear, missing tags, or items older than five years. We then enter the items we wish to purchase from you into our computer system, which generates a no-obligation quote, which is paid in cash! You are not required to stay in the store while we sort through your items, and we can send you a text when they are complete.”


Location: 2751 N. U.S. 31 S., Traverse City. For more information, call 231-642-5570 or visit