“Once Upon A Child” Comes to Slidell

Once Upon a Child Slidell

Recycle children’s clothes, toys and more for cash or shop for gently used items at a fraction of the retail price!

A National Model, with A Local Feel

Once Upon A Child is a national kids resale franchise with over 300 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, each location being locally owned and operated.

The parent company, Winmark, has other similar business models under its umbrella such as Plato’s Closet and Play it Again Sports, leading the industry for over 30 years.

Regionally, the company has franchise locations in Mandeville, Metairie and it’s newest addition, D’Iberville Mississippi.

Resale Books

The New Kid on the Block

Well, the store may be new to the area, but not it’s owner. A Slidell High School graduate and nurse, dedicated to special needs children, saw potential in bringing the resale store to Slidell.

“It’s all about the kids.”

As one of the newest members of the East St.Tammany Chamber of Commerce, the owner says she is committed to supporting local business, already brainstorming on how to partner with those around her and incorporate fun for the kids.

Once Upon A Child Slidell is located at 1597 Gause Blvd, the same building as Baskin-Robbins, in front of the Midtown Shopping Center.

The space previously occupied two separate businesses – renovations combined the space and gave it a brand new face.

Baby Equipment

Buy. Sell. Repeat.

We all know how quickly our children can grow into a new size!

The idea of being able to sell those smaller sizes and purchase the new larger size for a fraction of the retail price, all in one space, is perfect for today’s busy and budget conscience family.

The most appealing aspect of the business is that it is not a consignment store – you get paid the same day you bring in your gently used items.

No appointment is needed, but to ensure a smooth visit you can review their Selling Tips here.

All items are reviewed by a store Buyer for quality, safety and battery checks, who will then offer you cash for your resale items.

Baby Clothes


Boys Clothes

Store Items:

  • Clothes (Size Preemie-18/20)
  • Baby Toys
  • Baby Equipment
  • Baby Furniture
  • Shoes
  • Jackets/Coats
  • Books
  • Board & Table Games
  • Puzzles
  • School Uniforms
  • Accesories
  • Costumes
  • Dance wear
  • Dance Shoes
  • & More

Items not accepted:

  • Car Seats
  • Helmets
  • Cribs made before 2012

Kids Toys


The first phase of the business is to buy resale items in order to fill the store with inventory.

Once inventory reaches the store’s goals, then customers will be allowed to purchase.

No date has been set, it is all based on inventory.

So, if you have been thinking of selling your items – now is the time! Help fill the store!!

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  • Monday-Saturday 10AM-8PM
  • Sunday 12PM-5PM