Once Upon A Child

Raleigh / Durham

180 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

  • Buys and sells new and gently used children's items
  • Popular brands
  • Goods checked for safety

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per order. Valid only for listed location. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Kids are just like adults, only younger, better at counting M&M’s, and less likely to fall for a knock-off Gucci on eBay. Treat your tot to top-notch wares at super-smart prices with today’s deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of new and gently used children’s clothing, furniture, toys, and more at Once Upon A Child in Cary.

Once Upon A Child is an international franchise with conceptual roots in the time-honored hand-me-down tradition. Taking into account how quickly babies outgrow buggies and toddlers master Roth IRAs, the stores help parents keep their kids happily equipped with age-appropriate apparati without breaking the piggy bank. In addition to stocking its shelves with brand-new goods and gear from popular kiddie brands such as Melissa & Doug, Nuby, Rachels Ribbons, and Little Kids Bubble Toys, Once Upon A Child buys and sells gently used items, not only making deep discounts possible, but also helping to replenish family funds. Pick up tenderly used items such as a Graco plug-in swing ($60), a Step 2 fire engine bed ($60), a boys’ Ralph Lauren button-down ($8.50), and girls’ Gap jeans ($8.50).

Upsize your spending power and make way for new fashions by bringing in your young one’s delicately seasoned duds and doodads on the day that you shop. So long as the items meet Once Upon A Child’s used merchandise buying criteria, you could leave the premises with twice the trinkets, extra store credit, or a wad of cash and the promise of ice cream cake. All used goods go through a thorough inspection before Once Upon a Child accepts or rejects their entrance into inventory, ensuring that your only safety concerns will be about how to defend yourself against tantrums.


Reviewers are mixed on the service, but they praise the affordability of the items at Once Upon A Child. Yahoo! Locals give it an average of three stars. > * An excellent store to save money. We love it! have found it pleasant and convenient. – sandra.young41 > * I have only bought from there, but I have found lots of great equipment for the nursery. The things I have found have been in great condition. – brandi G

Once Upon A Child Cary

Once Upon a Child is a kid-friendly marketplace where parents can buy and sell gently used children’s apparel, toys, equipment, and furniture. Each store recruits a team of buyers that carefully reviews potential merchandise and ensures that every item that goes on sale meets the store’s high standards for style, safety, and resale condition. To ensure the safety of customers’ little ones, the team stays up to date on the latest merchandise recalls and pores over each item with oversized magnifying glasses. As the beneficiaries of all this hard work, shoppers peruse brand-name merchandise sold at up to 70% off retail. Popular brands include Fisher-Price and Evenflo, and clothes boasting labels from Abercrombie, Levi’s, and Carters range in sizes from babies through girls’ size 16 and boys’ size 20.

Customer Reviews

180 Ratings

Loved it!
Gaige S. · January 5, 2013
Staff is friendly and kind. The clothes are reasonably priced and I feel like I get a good deal on the clothes I sell there as well. Thanks so much.
Kathi W. · January 3, 2013
The Cary store has a wonderful selection of clothes, however the store's owner is VERY rude!
Kristi R. · October 17, 2012

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