Once Upon A Child is the largest national chain that specializes in reselling clothing and other items for children from infants through pre-teens. With over 235 store locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, they out- number Children?s Orchard and Kid to Kid more than 3 to 1! Unlike their competitors, they don?t believe in consigning and they pay $$$ on the spot! They also buy all seasons -- all the time, with no appointment necessary. Founded in 1984 in Columbus, Ohio, Once Upon A Child specializes in selling new and used children's clothes, toys, furniture and equipment. Franchises were first offered in 1992. The company is owned by Winmark (formerly Grow Biz), which also franchises Music Go Round, Plato's Closet, and Play It Again Sports.