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About Us

We just celebrated 18years!!!

Thank you to all of our wonderful customers, and we cant wait to serve our community for many, many more!!!!



We are just like you!

Each Once Upon A Child location is individually owned and operated by moms and dads like you, who understand money doesn’t grow on trees.

This store was opened in August 2000 by Marnie McKnight. Marnie, an Indiana State University Alumni, also opened Once Upon A Child in Terre Haute IN in 2005. 

She personally loved the idea of recycling her kids' clothes and a place to find the cute styles and brands that her kids wanted, but didn't like paying so much for them. A place where everything was organized and easy to find, and the price where she could get more than one outfit for her kids is exactly what she wanted for her family. Her daughter Josie was only a baby when she first opened the store and now Josie is able to be one of those smiling faces greeting customers.

We are so happy we have been able to serve our customers for over 18 years and we can't wait to grow and help even more save money on kids stuff. 

Our customers want quality children’s clothing and we’re excited that we can offer discounts up to 70% off of original retail prices. We strive to offer a fun and convenient way to sell your gently used items. Whether you’re buying or selling, we would love to help you find what you’re looking for. We offer payment on-the-spot for items we select that meet current style, safety and condition standards. We maintain high merchandise standards by thoroughly inspecting all toys and equipment for any safety recalls. 



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Our Locations

Once Upon A Child Bloomington

Gold Standard

3470 W Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
812-214-5287 - Map - Hours
Mon09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Tues09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Wed09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Thu09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Fri09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sat09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM-06:00 PM
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Once Upon A Child Terre Haute

Gold Standard

4800 South US 41
Terre Haute, IN 47802
812-220-2488 - 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
Sun12:00 PM-06:00 PM
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Check out our other store that buys & sells gently used and new too!
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