I am a personal trainer, nutritionist, student, boxing gym rat, published writer and a MOM!  I live in sweats 7 days a week. No lie! I go through phases of color coordinated cuteness versus comfy camp style plaid fleece! I am absolutely embarrassed to admit the number of tank tops I own! I have spent a small fortune on Lululemon, Nike and Adidias. I have indulged over the years in trendy labels like Juicy Couture , Bebe and Ed Hardy. It’s insane really!


Thank goodness I discovered FLAIR TRADE while power walking down Yonge Street. I stopped dead in my tracks. Purple boots and a Gucci bag caught my eye. How could I have not known about this adorable consignment store located at 3241 Yonge Street? I had to go in and get the 411. Rita greeted me with that gorgeous smile and gave me a tour.

I have always been a recycle re-use girl. I love trading and borrowing with friends and clients. Over the years I have been a proud recipient of lovely designer bags and clothes from clients. Nothing makes me prouder than hearing a client is cleaning her closet due to weight loss!! Flair Trade is a charming store. The concept was perfect. My girl’s could bring their clothes in every time they dropped a size! They could purchase gently used designer outfits at fabulous prices as they shed weight. Bikini competitors and fitness models can pick up designer items for photo shoots. This is a win win situation.

The icing on the cake is the workout clothes for sale. It’s easy to sport a weekend warrior wardrobe when prices are affordable. Summer is on the way. Don’t forget Flair trade also offers a huge selection of designer sunglasses. Designer bags make gorgeous gym friendly choices.Toting sneakers and toiletries never looked so chic.

If you are buying:

All items are season appropriate. They are gently used and in style! Rita and her team are always up to date!

If you are selling:

The pricing is more than fair. The payment is speedy and can be done online.

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The store is intimate. The staff is warm and welcoming. They take the time to explain pricing, brands, policies, you name it.

Local love brings me back. Greeted with a smile, “hello Mercedes” and loads of personal shopping experience.

Flair Trade is a fabulous find! I am not their only fan. They were written about in THE TORONTO STAR March 3, 2012.


Spring has sprung. Take a cardio walk to FLAIR TRADE!

Don’t forget MERCEDES FITNESS is a friend!! Mention me and get 10% off!