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

We're Stocking up on Fall & Winter! Summer has barely started and we're already thinking about winter. We're building our inventory of FALL and WINTER items to get ready. Here's a few of our most needed items: Winter Coats, Snowpants, Boots, Sweaters, Hoodies, Denim, Long-sleeve Tops... and more!
We're Stocking up on Fall & Winter!
Have you saved your kids' fall & winter clothes but realized that they'll never fit into them again? We want them! Make some closet space for clothes that fit by selling us their outgrown fall and winter items! Here's a few of our most needed items: Hoodies, Denim, Long-sleeve Tops, Leggings... and more!

We have Halloween Costumes!



And because we know that the costume your child had to have two weeks ago is not the same one they want to wear this week.... you can trade in those dreams for new ones.  Remember, we buy costumes everyday at Once Upon A Child!

We buy and sell gently used kids' stuff - all seasons, every day! We pay on the spot for items accepted. No appointment necessary.  IT'S AS EASY AS 1-2-3: 1. Bring in your items. No appointment necessary. 2. We'll review your items and select those that meet our condition and safety standards. 3. We will offer you $$ on the spot for all items accepted.We buy and sell gently used kids' stuff - all seasons, every day! We pay on the spot for items accepted. No appointment necessary.

IT'S AS EASY AS 1-2-3:
1. Bring in your items. No appointment necessary.
2. We'll review your items and select those that meet our condition and safety standards.
3. We will offer you $$ on the spot for all items accepted.

Here are our most wanted items right now:
               1. Boots
               2. Costumes
               3. Rain & Snow Gear
               4. Holiday Dresswear
               5. Jumperoos/exersaucers

At Once Upon A Child, we like to plan ahead, and we know you do too! Right now we are stocking up on holiday apparel for boys and girls in preparation for the upcoming festive season. We’ll pay you for the photo worthy holiday dress wear that your little ones have outgrown. See you soon!At Once Upon A Child, we like to plan ahead, and we know you do too! Right now we are stocking up on holiday apparel for boys and girls in preparation for the upcoming festive season. We’ll pay you for the photo worthy holiday dress wear that your little ones have outgrown.
See you soon!

We've Expanded Our Shoe Section!

It's hard to keep up with your child's ever changing interests. When they move on to the next best thing, Once Upon A Child is here for you. Sell us the toys and apparel they no longer use and find great deals on their next adventure!

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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 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-serve basis, however, we may take smaller buys ahead of larger buys to keep the process moving. 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. Please put all clothing sets together; same brand, same size only. We only purchase separates in 12 months and up.

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 6.

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 unable to buy 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
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Wed09:30 AM-08:00 PM
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