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Your Friendswood, TX Once Upon A Child

Ann Whitton, Owner

At Once Upon A Child® we buy and sell gently used and new children's clothing, toys, furniture, equipment and more!


Each Once Upon A Child location is individually owned and operated by business savvy owners. Ann Whitton opened her first Plato's Closet in 2004, and now she owns 7 locations across Houston. She also has a Once Upon A Child and 3 Style Encore locations in Houston, with plans to develop more in the future.

Our company is also dedicated to protecting the environment to enable the long term. We believe in conserving energy at all times and are in the process of transitioning to 100% renewable energy sources. We are also working to reduce negative biome impacts and encouraging societal change.

One thing is for sure in life – kids outgrow their stuff! At Once Upon A Child® we offer parents a fun and convenient way to buy and sell gently used kids stuff, making saving money on children's clothes, toys, baby furniture and equipment a reality every day. We focus on quality, safety, and value – the same things you feel are important for your own families.

It is our customers that truly set us apart from other stores. We depend on YOU to bring in gently used inventory for us to purchase and in turn offer amazing value and selections for you, the customer, to purchase! Our standards are high because that's what our customers demand and deserve. We pay cash on the spot for your gently used kids clothing, toys, furniture, and equipment in good and like-new condition – and we even offer some brand-new items. You can rest assured that any item you purchase from us is safe and has plenty of life left in it!

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Our Locations

Once Upon A Child Friendswood

Gold Standard
19014 Gulf Freeway
Friendswood, TX 77546
281-218-6676 - Map - Hours
Mon10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Tues10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM-06:00 PM
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