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We Buy Gently Used Kids' Stuff

We buy and sell gently used kids' stuff - all seasons, every day! We pay on the spot for items accepted. No appointment necessary.

Your New Hartford, NY Once Upon A Child



Come shop with us now & save again later!

Every $25 you spend now earns you a $5 off $30 coupon redeemable in November!

Get your fall essentials and Halloween costumes now & save on winter apparel next month!!




Join us October 20-22 for our Holiday Dresswear Kick-Off Event! We have all the styles you need to make this your best Holiday season yet! Shop our selection of new and gently used dresses, suits, accessories, and more!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for a fun Holiday contest! 

Once Upon A Child New Hartford is going digital! Stop in today to sign up for even more savings! See an associate for more details, and download the FIVESTARS REWARDS app to monitor your rewards! 



Halloween is right around the corner, and we have just what you need tomake it extra spooktacular! Looking to make room some extra space in the closet? We pay cash on the spot for your gently used costumes!



Upcoming Events at Once Upon a Child New Hartford

October 20-22: Holiday Dresswear Kick-Off

October 28-29: Halloweekend

(Wear your costumes & we'll be giving out candy!)

October 31: Happy Halloween! (Open until 4pm)

Looking to make some extra cash this season?
These are our highest demanded items:
1. Fall/Winter Apparel
2. Sleepwear
3. Toys
4. Boots
5. Shoes
6. Jackets
7. Equipment
8. Costumes


Our Top 10 Most Wanted Items!
1. ExerSaucers
2. High Chairs
3. Outdoor Toys
4. Playards
5. Strollers
6. Toddler Beds
7. Swings
8. Bouncers
9. Shoes
10. Bassinets 
Looking to Sell?
Here are some tips for turning in last year or last season's outgrown items into cash by selling your gently used kids' stuff:

 1. Keep it Current

You probably won’t be able to sell your own baby booties, so make sure the items you plan to sell were new in stores recently. Once Upon A Child stays current with fashion trends and what’s in style now. Don’t be discouraged if your local store doesn’t buy an item. Each store is locally owned and operated and may have different product needs, so make sure to call ahead with any questions you might have. What doesn’t sell in one location might sell at another.

2. Check the Condition and Wash it First

Make sure all clothes and accessories are washed and cleaned thoroughly. Check for stains and other quality factors before deciding to bring them to a store. Items should be new or only gently used. Make sure toys and accessories are safe and in working order. That stroller that’s missing two wheels, for example, you might want to leave at home. Once Upon A Child is appropriately selective, and the reason our stores have such good things to buy is thanks to the standards our buyers use when choosing the items to purchase from customers. Be sure to ask yourself if you would want your child to play with or wear an item you are considering selling to us.

3. Pack it Neatly

Put all the items in a box or tote when you are ready to visit a store. This ensures that the items make it safely and in good condition. This also makes it easy to go through the items at the store. If at all possible, separate clothes and accessories (such as shoes, costumes, books, and toys) to make the process easy and quick.


Once Upon A Child New Hartford is Hiring!

We are looking for friendly Sales Associates!

Once Upon A Child New Hartford offers:

  • A great employee discount
  • Schedules that compliment your lifestyle
  • A fun, team oriented work environment

Click here to download an application or stop by Once Upon A Child and ask the Store Manager for more details today!

Current openings include: Sales Associates!  Contact us with questions!


Looking for Onesies for your little one?

Stop in today for our everyday deal!

Onesies are ALWAYS 10 for $10


We BUY items all day, every day, all year long! 


1. Gather your gently used clothing and shoes that are in current style. Also, get together any strollers, pack and plays and any other equipment or toys!

2. Freshly launder the apparel items and clean the equipment and toys.

3. Put them in a bin or a plastic tote; lay the clothing flat!

4. Bring it in to see if we can makle you an offer! 

5. Get CA$H on the spot. 

We process buys on a first come, first served basis!

Kids look so great in stylish outfits, but who wants to pay high-end prices when clothes are outgrown so quickly? Once Upon A Child offers the perfect solution: the latest in gently used brand name clothes, shoes, toys, books, equipment, and furniture…just right for fast-growing babies, toddlers and youth.

Save yourself the hassle of garage sales and online listings when you can swing into the nation’s leading buyer and seller of name brand, gently used kids’ stuff. Simply gather up your kids’ gently used stuff including: clothing, shoes, playards, changing tables, strollers, highchairs and toys and bring them to Once Upon A Child for payment on-the-spot for all items accepted.


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Our Locations

Once Upon A Child New Hartford

8411 Seneca Turnpike
New Hartford, NY 13413
315-765-8360 - 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
Sun11:00 AM-05:00 PM
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