We are the proud owners of the Once Upon A Child in Ocoee, FL, which is in the West Orlando area. Before deciding to open our store, I was a 2nd grade teacher for over seven years. I always wanted my own business and knew it had to involve children. After many ideas running through my head, I finally woke up one morning with the idea. The idea to open a children's resale store came after having my son, Caden. He had tons of toys and clothing that were still in great condition and in need of a home. I researched many consignment stores and came across a couple franchises. I fell in love with the Once Upon A Child concept. I also loved that Once Upon A Child pays same day, unlike consignment stores where you have to wait for the merchandise to sell before the customer makes their money. My wonderful husband listened to my ideas and said, "Let's do it!"
As a mom, I understand the need to purchase quality children items and clothing without breaking the bank, which is why I’m excited that our store can offer customers up to 70% off the retail value! We review each item that is brought into our store, only selecting the items that are trending, and meet both safety and condition standards.
I love my job, still getting to see children on a daily basis, and interacting with new moms, grandparents, and families. I am very fortunate to own the largest Once Upon a Child store in Central Florida, as well as have such an incredible staff that can run the store while I am away. Please stop by and visit our store. We love seeing the familiar faces that come through the doors and hope yours will soon become one of them! If you have any questions about our items, hours and location, etc., please do not hesitate to call!