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We buy used kids' stuff

We have proudly served our customers since 1998 in Fairview Heights, Illinois and will continue to do so for many more years to come.  We have become a fixture in our community where we provide quality, safe and innovative children's items at an incredible value.  Simply stated, you get more for your money!

We are the Nation's largest chain of stores which buys and sells new and gently used kid's items.  We take great strides to better serve our customers such as:

  • We buy 7 days a week up until 1 hour before we close.

  • You don't need an appointment as it is first come first serve. 

  • We try to go through your items while you shop our store. 

  • You get paid on the spot for the items we purchase from you which means no consignment waiting! 

We're a little older and a little wiser but we believe in this business and the value we provide to each of you and our communities more than we ever have. Thank you all very much.


Denise Del Carmen, Bryan Roell, Joe Del Carmen, and Everyone at Once Upon A Child

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Our Locations

Once Upon A Child Fairview Heights

Gold Standard

10850 Lincoln Trail
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
618-394-0190 - Map - Hours
Mon10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Tues10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM-05:00 PM
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