Local Once Upon A Child® Store Undergoes Massive Changes

Children’s resale store in Oakbrook Terrace announces new ownership and new location

Oakbrook Terrace’s Once Upon A ChildÒ has a new owner and has moved to 17W428 22nd Street.

“I am glad to become a part of the city’s thriving business community and I look forward to networking with the local businesses and residents here,” Smida said. “It’s great to be able to provide local parents with an outlet to sell and purchase gently used children’s clothing, toys and furniture.” The renowned children’s resale store, Once Upon A Child Oak Brook now has a new owner. Due to continuing growth and the need to provide an enhanced customer experience, the store has now been moved to the corner of 22nd Street and Midwest, a location almost twice the size of the previous site.

Once Upon A Child Oak Brook is a store that offers a truly unique retail proposition focusing on the buying and selling of high-quality, new and gently used apparel, toys, baby equipment and furniture for children at affordable, family-friendly prices. Once Upon A Child is the largest national chain that specializes in reselling clothing and other items for children from infants through tweens. Unlike its competitors, the store doesn’t believe in consigning and pays money on the spot.

“Children’s resale has become trendy because kids grow fast; parents constantly need larger sized clothing and face high purchase prices for desirable brands, yet outgrown items are usually in good condition. My mission is to help parents in the Oak Brook area to save money.” Smida said. The store has also introduced some new interactive games for children to play while waiting for their parents to shop.

“We play a unique role in the children’s resale market,” Smida added. “I enjoy the dynamic concept and look forward to the business’ future.” Once Upon A Child® is franchised and branded under Winmark Corporation – a company that provides financial services and develops franchises for retail stores that buy, sell, and trade new and used merchandise. With nearly 300 stores open in North America, Once Upon A Child® is the nation’s largest chain of children’s resale stores.

For more information about Once Upon A Child® of Oakbrook Terrace, please contact Mr. Smida at 312-989-5255.

About Once Upon A Child®

Once Upon A Child® leads the nation in the buying and selling of gently used kids’ stuff. With more than 325 franchised stores in the United States and Canada, Once Upon A Child buys and sells quality, gently used children’s apparel, baby equipment, footwear, books, toys, and more. Once Upon A Child is franchised by Winmark Corporation, which also franchises Play It Again Sports®, Plato’s Closet®, Style Encore®, and Music Go Round®. For more information visit www.onceuponachild.com and www.winmarkfranchises.com.

About Winmark Corporation

Winmark Corporation, based in Minneapolis, creates, supports and finances business. Specializing in leasing and developing franchises for retail stores that buy, sell, and trade new and used merchandise, it is the parent company of Plato’s Closet®, Once Upon A Child®, Play It Again Sports®, Music Go Round®, Style Encore®, Wirth Business Credit®, Winmark Capital® and www.WBSOnline.com. As of December 26, 2015, there were 1,150 franchises in operation under the company’s retail brands, as well as an additional 88 retail franchises that have been awarded but are not open. For more information visit www.winmarkcorporation.com and www.winmarkfranchises.com.

Media Contact
Company Name: Once Upon A Child® of Oakbrook Terrace
Contact Person: M. Smida
Email: ouacoakbrook@gmail.com
Phone: 312-989-5255
Address:17W428 22nd Street
City: Oakbrook Terrace
State: IL
Country: United States
Website: http://www.onceuponachildoakbrook.com/