Trader Tots was opened in June of 1989 by Anne Bush-Cassady and Michelle Salisbury. After spending our mutual pregnancies going to garage sales, we found ourselves buried in great clothes and baby equipment. We had our own garage sales and took clothing to Goldifrocks (a Children's Resale shop that was in Graceland Shopping Center.) We knew we did not want to leave our babies, but we had to bring in an income. The idea for Trader Tots was born.