Once Upon A Child
Sunday – Wednesday,10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday,10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
67 Newtown Rd. Suite #27, Danbury
Once Upon A Child is “honestly, just a happy place – for kids, parents, anyone,” says one employee. The store, which opened 30 years ago, has seen a huge growth in the popularity of resale and recycling over the years. They feature a large assortment of toys and clothes for babies and kids of all sizes and tastes (more realistically, an adult’s taste, but when you’re two, it’s the same thing).
“Families are constantly growing, and kids grow out of things so quickly,” explains Diana Maunseol, the store’s manager. “Here, they are able to do that exchange – it’s sort of like a dance with the clothes and toys; they can sell their size two and buy their size three.”
Fun fact: Once Upon A Child and Plato’s Closet (see below) are owned by the same parent company, so the transition from kids to teens is made easy. “When kids grow out of our clothes, they can head on over to our next-door neighbor: Plato’s,” says Maunseol.
Once Upon A Child is also an excellent resource for teachers, too. “We have a lot of local teachers – nursery, daycare, preschool and even elementary – that shop here,” Maunseol added. ”Instead of spending $20 on one wooden toy, they can get three or four.”