Address: 8078 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919 View Map
Phone: (865) 539-6769
Monday - Friday: 10am-7pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm


About Us

We know you want the best for your family: quality, value, and kids stuff that is safe. Once Upon A Child buys and sells gently used kids clothing, toys and baby gear offering you the opportunity to recycle your children’s nearly new items and get paid on the spot. You can rest assured that products found in our store meet current safety standards and have not been recalled.

How it works:

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Bring in your gently used children's clothing, toys and baby equipment in boxes or totes. No garbage bags or hangers, please.

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While you check out the great kids stuff in the store, the buyer will review your items.

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The buyer will select and make an offer on the items that meet current style, safety and condition standards.

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Once you accept the offer, you’ll be on your way with some extra money, some great new stuff for your kids, or both!


At Once Upon A Child you'll find a huge selection of gently used kids clothing, toys, furniture and equipment at up to 70% off retail! The items that we buy and sell are next to new, good quality, clean and have been checked for safety standards.

No appointment necessary - we buy every day from open until one hour before close and will pay you on the spot!

Once Upon a Child FAQ

Q: What sizes in Children's clothing do you buy and sell?
Once Upon a Child buys and sells clothing for newborn/infant all the way to a girls size 14 for both boys and girls clothing, dancewear, costumes, swimwear, sleepwear, outerwear, children's shoes including dance shoes, sneakers, sandals, dress shoes, boots, water shoes, rain boots, flip flops, and slippers, all types of toys and books for all ages, strollers, high chairs, swing, strollers and other baby gear, as well as baby and children furniture.

Q: What type of brands do you carry?
Abercrombie, Arizona, Carters, Chicco, Children's Place, Crocs, Eddie Bauer, Evenflo, Fisher Price, Gap, Guess?, Gymboree, Justice, Keds, Leap Frog, Learning Curve, Lego, Levi's, Little Tikes, Mattel, Nike, Old Navy, Osh Kosh B'Gosh, Playskool, Ralph Lauren, Safety 1st, Sesame Street, Stride Rite, Tommy Hilfiger, Ugg, V Tech, and many, many more!

Q: I have items that I would like to sell, what do I need to do?
Be sure your apparel items are freshly laundered and in good condition – no stains, fading, or excessive wear.

Equipment and toys must meet current safety standards. Not sure if your items qualify? Bring it in and we’ll check it out!

Toys, equipment and furniture must include all parts, be clean and in good working condition.

In order for us to offer the latest and greatest in styles at value prices, clothing and accessories must be purchased within the last five years.

It is most efficient for us to review items folded neatly in boxes or shopping bags. Please, no hangers or garbage bags.

Check out our what we buy page to see what types of items we buy and sell or call us at 865-539-6769 and ask for our most-wanted items.

Q: How do I know your products are safe?
We insure that all of our products meet mandatory and voluntary safety standards and stand by our safety and recall training that we provide from the corporate headquarters to all of our stores. Our staff members are knowledgeable about child safety and committed to providing a safe environment to shop, and safe products to buy.

We evaluate all used and new products on our shelves by keeping up on all recalled or retrofitted items and ensuring all meet current safety standards. Any recalled product is immediately pulled from the store shelf.

Our staff members are knowledgeable about child safety and committed to providing a safe environment to shop, and safe products to buy.