There's no need to spend a small fortune on clothes and gear for little people with Once Upon a Child around.

Multiple locations, onceuponachild.com

There's no need to spend a small fortune on clothes and gear for little people with Once Upon a Child around.

These second-hand stores sell nearly-new items at reasonable prices, and they only offer items that are gently used and in good shape.

The stores carry everything from play clothes to fancy dresses to costumes. It's also a great place to stock up on books, toys and movies. Parents should also pay the store a visit before big purchases like bikes, kitchen sets and strollers because Once Upon a Child usually has a nice selection.

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