You may have heard of the national chain Once Upon A Child, but our locally-owned and operated store is improving on that standard model. Once Upon A Child buys and sells, new and like new kids clothes, toys, books, furniture, equipment and accessories. They carry sizes from preemie to youth size 18/20, maternity, and also have the largest line of Melissa and Doug products for sale in the region. With this large selection the store was looking for more space. When the neighboring store space became available recently, the store expanded into a total of 10,000 square feet of store space.
Big changes to help shoppers and the planet
The larger space allows for wider aisles, additional product displays, and an easier shopping experience. Store owner Marcie Van Black described another exciting change, “We are going paperless with our buying process. This is great because it's better for the environment and it's very important to the customers because our goal is to process their items right away so that they can stay in the store with only 15-45 minute wait times based on how many items they bring in.” Sellers will be able to check a TV screen with updates on the items they are selling and receive a text once items are processed. The store also promotes “going green” with their special offers weekly for shoppers with the Once Upon A Child reusable totebag. Van Black has even added double automatic doors to help customers juggling carts and children, and also to ensure heating and cooling energy isn’t wasted.
Halloween, team gear, and more
Right now the store has in stock a wide selection of clothes and gear perfect for the upcoming Fall months. Halloween costumes for all the kids in one place? Check! Logo wear for all the awesome Michigan sports teams? Check! They even have a large dancewear section for the budding ballerina or gymnast in your house. It’s an exciting time to visit, and revisit, this local store to save some green while you go green!
Once Upon A Child is open Monday – Saturday 9am to 9pm and Sunday's 12-6pm
4559 Washtenaw Ave., east of US 23 & Arborland Mall
For more information visit www.onceuponachildannarbor.com