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We buy and sell gently used kids' stuff - all seasons, every day! We pay on the spot for items accepted. No appointment necessary.

Brand Name Gently Used Kids' Clothing at ONCE UPON A CHILD Sacramento, CA

fall and winter for lessFALL is here, and before you know it... WINTER!!!
Are your kids ready for colder weather?!
Come see our selection of denim, sweaters, long sleeves, sweats, hoodies, jackets, and more.
Save up to 70% off regular retail prices!

50% off costumes

So you haven't nailed the perfect costume for your little ones yet?  Not to worry.  Once Upon A Child has got you covered!  There's still plenty of costumes to choose from - most at 50% off!*
*Look for Clearance Marked costumes

It's no trick, sell your gently used kids' stuff to Once Upon A Child and treat your family to some fall fun!

we're hiringWe are NOW Hiring Sales Associates - click here to learn more!

we sell baby gear for lessWe have tons of baby gear, all at up to 70% off retail prices. We've got you covered for all your baby needs from apparel and accessories to toys, bouncy chairs, exersaucers, playards, strollers and more! Come check it out today!

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Welcome to Once Upon a Child, Arden 

Kids look so great in stylish outfits, but who wants to pay high-end prices for clothes when they are outgrown so quickly? Once Upon A Child offers the perfect solution: the latest in new and gently used brand name clothes, toys, books and equipment…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, shoes, playards, strollers, highchairs and toys and bring them to Once Upon A Child for cash 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!

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Some tips on selling us your items:  

We are not consignment.  We pay cash on the spot or you can trade for items in the store.  Cash and trade value is the same.  We buy items on a first-come, first served basis. Occasionally, we have very busy buy days and may not be able to process a buy the same day it is brought in.  

Newborn to size 2T clothing: We are looking for next-to-new clothing in these sizes. One-piece and Two-piece outfits sell best for us; not separates.

All Clothing (sizes Preemie to Youth 14/16): Please bring clothing in a tote, box or bin, not in plastic bags, and place all sets together (not pinned). We are looking for items that are in demand, free of stains and excessive wear, and are of current style. Basically, items that will sell quickly. All clothing is put directly onto the sales floor; therefore, we are not able to buy excessively wrinkled clothing or items with animal hair or strong odors. We also buy shoes and boots from Newborn to Youth size 4.

Baby Equipment, Toys and Games: We are looking for toys, games and equipment in good, clean condition with all of their original parts and pieces that are in demand and that meet our safety standards.  Unfortunately, we are unable to buy carseats or car booster seats for safety reasons.  All equipment items must be fully assembled.  We are no longer buying cribs or dressers.

Special note

Occasionally, we will need to pass on items that don't meet our standards or are simply not in demand at the current time.  We will attempt to explain why we needed to pass on the items, but if it is unclear to you, please let us know.  We welcome the opportunity to educate our customers on our store's needs and we want our customers to have a wonderful experience with us.

*** Please have current identification at drop off and pick up when selling items to us as it is a requirement. Thank you!

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Once Upon A Child Arden

Gold Standard
1741 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
916-488-8861 - Map - Hours
Mon09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Tues09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Wed09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Thu09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Fri09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM-05:00 PM
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