Minneapolis — Kid’s resale store achieves retail milestone, following in the footsteps of its sister brand, Plato’s Closet.
Minneapolis — Winmark Corporation’s children’s resale franchise, Once Upon A Child®, has opened its 300th location, following swiftly in the footsteps of its sister brand, Plato’s Closet®. The teen-to-20-something resale franchise opened its 400th location earlier this year. Once Upon A Child is planning on opening 29 new stores in 2014 with more planned for 2015.
“Any parent can relate to what makes Once Upon A Child and Plato’s Closet such great concepts — kids are constantly outgrowing their clothes, toys, shoes and equipment and teens are always trying out new fashions and looking to change up their individual style,” says Steve Murphy, president of franchising for Winmark Corporation, which also franchises Play It Again Sports®, Style Encore® and Music Go Round®.
Collectively, the company’s retail brands are the second largest retailer in the U.S. resale industry. As of June 2014, there were 1,047 franchises in operation across the five brands, as well as an additional 104 retail franchises that have been awarded but are not open.
SOURCE: Winmark Corporation