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

Buy & Sell Your Gently Used Kids' Clothing in La Crosse, WI



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Who knows that Once Upon A Child has the best back-to-school deals?

Parents, please form a single-file line into the store that has everything your kids need for the new school year.

Once Upon A Child sells gently used clothing and shoes for up to seventy percent off regular retail prices.

It’s as easy as A-B-C to save on back-to-school shopping for your star students at Once Upon A Child.

 Let Once Upon A Child save you time + money

on everything your kids need!

We now offer complimentary Style Boxes...you tell us what you want, we have it ready for you at the front counter. No more digging. No more shopping with kids.

We will make custom outfits or simply pull the brands you love in the sizes you need. Fill out our simple Style Form HERE


Shop for gently used kids’ clothing, shoes, toys and more all under one roof.      Be quick. Save money. You win.  

Check Out Plato's Closet!


Know a teen or twenty-something that could use some extra cash? Our Plato's Closet location pays cash on the spot for trendy, gently used labels. We also sell the hottest gently used looks for up to 70% less than mall prices.


3133 State HWY 16 | La Crosse, WI 54601 | 608.782.6822 | platosclosetlacrosse.com


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Our Mission

We know you want the best for your family: quality, value, and kids stuff that is safe. Once Upon A Child buys and sells NEW and gently used kids clothing, toys and baby gear offering you the opportunity to recycle your children’s nearly new items and get paid on the spot.

Rest Assured 

The products found in our store meet current safety standards and have not been recalled.

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Turn those items into cash or trade them in for things you need now!  We offer payment on-the-spot for items we select that meet current style, safety and condition standards. 
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Our Locations

Once Upon A Child La Crosse

3133 State Hwy 16
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-779-5437 - Map - Hours
Mon09:30 AM-09:00 PM
Tues09:30 AM-09:00 PM
Wed09:30 AM-09:00 PM
Thu09:30 AM-09:00 PM
Fri09:30 AM-09:00 PM
Sat09:30 AM-09:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM-06:00 PM
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