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We are a husband & wife team with four children, ages 11 & under, of our own. 
 We love children and understand the desire of wanting to give them the best yet on a budget! 

We are thrilled to have purchased the Once Upon A Child store in Shakopee, in August, 2008.  We are the newest store in the Twin Cities area and are proud to have had the opportunity to remodel & expand our store from 3,000 to 6,000 sq ft of August 2012, this expansion made us the largest Once Upon A Child in Minnesota!  Once Upon A Child is a francise that is based right here in Plymouth, Minnesota!  So YES! WE'RE LOCAL & FAMILY OWNED!  Be happy that we have a team who is ontop of recalls, safety alerts & professional back up when we need. We try our best to keep a very clean & organized enviroment & to have professional , helpful & knowledgable staff to help make your shopping experience simple and fun!   We take pride in our business & truly enjoy our customers.

We understand wanting quality children's clothing & we're excited that we can offer you prices up to 70% of the retail value!  We want customers to enjoy shopping here. Whether it’s to sell their gently used items or buy things at great prices, we would love to help you find what you‘re looking for. We're not a consignment store. We review each item brought to our store and select those that meet current style, safety and condition standards. We also inspect all cribs, high chairs, strollers, toys, etc. for recalls because we care about the safety of your children.  You will then be offered payment on the spot. We maintain high standards for the merchandise we buy. We are committed to making your shopping experience one that will keep you coming back again and again.  We truly enjoy seeing the reoccurring faces that walk through our doors and we hope you will soon become one of them too!   
Sincerely, Josh & Christine Krienke

Visit The Largest Once Upon A Child in Minnesota


Selling Gently Used Kids Items Newborn to Youth Size 18 & Unique Speciality New Products too!

Our New Speciality Products Make Great Gifts:

  • Melissa & Doug: learning games, travel games, art supplies, art projects
  • WET Hair Brushs - America's #1 Brush to get tangles out!
  • WubbaNubs
  • Jelly Belly - The popular Bean Boozled jelly Beans & Game! And other Flavors: Star Wars, Disney Princess, Frozen, Root Beer, Beer, Sour, Cold Stone Ice Cream, Tropical, Etc.!
  • Sock On's
  • Hair accessories; bows, flowers, puffs, embellished clips, Newborn Clips, headbands, crochet bands & hats, & more!  
  • Dapper Snappers
  • Gates, Strollers, cozy covers for those baby car seats, nursing buddies & more
  • Amber stone baby necklaces for teething!! 
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Our Locations

Once Upon A Child Shakopee

8075 Old Carriage Court North
Shakopee, MN 55379
952-445-9900 - 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
Sat09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM-05:00 PM
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