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Back to School for Less

We have your back to school items for less!!

Welcome to Once Upon A Child Hickory Hills, IL

Fall Savings!

fall savings


We have a great selection of fall apparel, fall jackets, winter coats, hats, gloves, boots, and snowsuits. 

We also have all of our Halloween apparel and costumes out!

We add new items daily, so stop in today and check it out!

 We pay CA$H for all Items Accepted!

Sell us your gently used items today!

Top 10 Most Wanted-

1. Bassinets

2. Toys 

3. Walkers

4. Swings 

5. High Chairs

6. Toddler Beds

7. Entertainers/Jumperoo

8. Pack N Plays

9. Baby Carries/Wraps

10. Toy Box/Toy Organizer



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Picture of the front look of the store
The night before we opened at our new location!
Picture of all of our new product
We also sell new items like Nuby and Safety 1st
Look at almost all of our toys
We buy toys from age of pre school up to the age of 8 years old
A look at all of our shoes
We buy all kinds of shoes sizes infant up to size big kids 6
Picture of bikes
We buy all ride ons and bikes with kick stands or training wheels
Our new large selection of books
We buy books and games up to age of 8 years old


Kids look so great in stylish outfits, but who wants to pay high-end prices when clothes are outgrown so quickly? Once Upon A Child offers the perfect solution: the latest in new and gently used, brand name clothes, toys, books, equipment, and furniture…just right for fast-growing babies, toddlers and youth.

***Remember, our inventory is CONSTANTLY changing! SHOP OFTEN!***

Once Upon a Child is independently owned. This local business gives a flexible schedule job to moms, grandparents, teens, and others; who otherwise may not be able to fit in the workforce. Buying from this store supports the families who depend on a service where they can receive cash/store credit for their gently used items. It is more than just a store, it is an opportunity to support a community.


  • Make sure clothing has been recently laundered and neatly folded. 
  • Items should be placed in a BIN, BASKET, or TOTE. (Items in bags tend to get wrinkled and increases sorting time)
  • Save time by not bringing in any clothing with missing buttons, stains, tears,broken zippers, hem ups, cut-offs, or holes
  • Bring clothing in plastic bins or boxes only.
  • Equipment and toys sell best CLEAN and with ALL of their parts
  • Clothing must be current from last 2 to 3 years 
  • Everything will be checked for recalls at www.cpsc.gov
  • We accept all seasons all year round.Click above for What We Buy and How It Works for more details



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Our Locations

Once Upon A Child Hickory Hills

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9636 South Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
708-499-7035 - Map - Hours
Mon09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Tues09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Wed09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Thu09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Fri09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM-05:00 PM
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