Winmark Corporation operates as a franchisor of four retail store concepts that buy, sell, trade, and consign merchandise. The company franchises retail stores under the Plato’s Closet, Play It Again Sports, Once Upon A Child, and Music Go Round brand names. The Plato’s Closet brand stores buy and sell used clothing and accessories for the teenage and young adult market; 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, and golf; 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; and Music Go Round brand stores buy, sell, trade, and consign used and new musical instruments, speakers, amplifiers, music-related electronics, and related accessories. The company also engages in middle-market equipment leasing business focusing on technology-based assets for large and medium-sized businesses; operates a small-ticket financing business; and provides management services to Tomsten, Inc. As of December 31, 2011, it had 930 franchises in operation. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.