Franchised in 1993, Once Upon A Child is a chain of retail stores that buys and sells gently used children s items and articles, including clothes, toys, baby furniture and equipment. It buys and provides costumes, sleepwear, shoes and boots, as well as strollers, high chairs, entertainers, swings and play yards. The chain also purchases cribs, bassinets and cradles, dressers, changing tables and toddler beds. Once Upon A Child additionally offers infant and toddler toys, puzzles and games. It offers new items at discount prices. Once Upon A Child operates more than 230 stores throughout the United States and Canada. It is a part of Winmark Corporation, which operates over 850 franchise-owned businesses throughout North America. Once Upon A Child maintains one of its stores in Wilmington, Del.