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Once Upon A Child® Opens Its 400th Store


Winmark Corporation, North America’s leading franchisor of sustainable resale brands, has announced the 400th store opening of its award-winning children’s clothing and accessories retail resale brand, Once Upon A Child®.

The brand celebrated the record opening this past month in Douglasville, Georgia on September 23, marking a key growth milestone for Once Upon A Child.

Winmark – the Resale Company™ celebrated this exciting development with multi-unit franchise owner, Allison Spartis. The 400th store launch marks Spartis’ second Once Upon A Child location and fourth Winmark franchise, as she also owns two successful Plato’s Closet stores. “It’s an incredible feeling to have opened our 400th Once Upon A Child location and to witness the impact our brands have on their communities,” said Renae Gaudette, President of Franchising at Winmark Corporation. “I can’t think of a more fitting franchisee partner than Allison to be able to share this experience with. Allison is everything we look for in a franchisee – she is compassionate, community-driven, a leader in our network, and understands the sustainable value our retail resale brands bring to families.




As we continue to grow, our impact will only strengthen as we aim to further our position as the industry leader in resale and sustainability. Our team is regularly evaluating potential markets for future expansion of all Winmark brands – and, while we’re already a household name for many, we’re looking forward to reaching even more families across North America in the years to come.”

To learn more about Winmark – the Resale Company™, and its franchise opportunities, visit: For more information on once upon a child, visit: