Winmark Corporation operates as a franchisor of five retail store concepts that buy, sell, trade, and consign merchandise. It operates in two segments, Franchising and Leasing. The company franchises retail stores under the Plato’s Closet, Once Upon A Child, Play It Again Sports, Music Go Round, and Style Encore brand names. The Plato’s Closet brand stores buy and sell used clothing and accessories for the teenage and young adult market; and Once Upon A Child brand stores buy and sell used and new children’s clothing, toys, furniture, equipment, and accessories primarily targeting parents of children ages infant to 12 years. The Play It Again Sports brand stores buy, sell, trade, and consign used and new sporting goods, equipment, and accessories for various athletic activities, including team sports, fitness, ski/snowboard, golf, and others; and Music Go Round brand stores buy, sell, trade, and consign used and new musical instruments, speakers, amplifiers, music-related electronics, and related accessories, as well as Style Encore brand stores buy and sell used women’s apparel, shoes, and accessories. The company also engages in middle-market equipment leasing business focusing on technology-based assets for large and medium-sized businesses; and operates a small-ticket financing business. As of December 27, 2014, it had 1,092 franchised stores in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.