Flipping over Triple Flip! Fun and funky active wear for preteen girls

Move over Lululemon, Triple Flip is in town!

On Thursday evening, my 9-year old daughter and I attended a VIP event at the newest shop to hit the mall; Triple Flip!

Triple Flip is Canada’s leading active wear retailer for preteen girls. Founded in 2005 by two moms who were tired of being unable to find good quality, well-fitting clothing for their active ‘tween daughters, Triple Flip now boasts 9 retail outlets in Canada. And lucky us, the newest  just happens to be in our neighbourhood mall!

After a (long) day of anticipation (my daughter, who cares nothing for fashion, somehow knew all about Triple Flip; I blame her fashionista friends), we arrived at the store to find one of Clara’s BFF’s and her mom waiting to go in.

After finding our names on the guest list (my daughter  was so impressed that they knew who we were; one of the benefits of being a blogger!), the owners introduced themselves and told the girls to choose a gym bag as a gift to take home! (Looks a lot like my Lulu bag…)

Inside the bag was a bottle of water (much appreciated later, as the lights and bodies in the shop made it feel absolutely tropical), a Triple Flip lip balm and a coupon for a free pair of pants! We were also given 20% off any purchases made that evening.

The girls were in heaven. Bright, fun and funky clothing; shorts, tanks, capris, skirts, dresses, hats, bathing suits and Toms (the only other brand my daughter knows anything about).


All made from stretchy, breathable materials and perfect for school, playtime, dance class and just hanging around. I saw quite a few things I wouldn’t mind wearing myself (a friend suggested that I might be able to wear the largest size and that I should try something on too; maybe another day when there aren’t so many moms around!).

Clara chose a bright blue pair of dance pants as her gift and we found a matching T-shirt to complete the ensemble. Pretty funky, don’t you think? (This girl is like her mama; preferring to wear yoga pants, tanks and stretchy clothes over dressing up!)

 girls active wear

The shop had a great party vibe going, with live mannequins (local girls who were chosen to wear and move in the clothing while we shopped),

active wear for girls

cool light fixtures and tiny cupcakes (handed out after we paid for our purchases, presumably to keep icing-covered fingers off the clothes!).

bubble light fixtures

 Our favourite? The furry purses, bags and book covers; they reminded us of the Muppets!

 accessories for girls

Thanks so much to Triple Flip for including us in this special mother-daughter shopping event! We’ll certainly be back (probably sooner than my credit card would prefer!).

P.S. Where were you when I was a preteen???

Have you ever shopped at Triple Flip?

If not, where do you buy active wear for your preteen children?


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  1. How cute does your daughter look her in her new outfit! I hold a special place in my heart for girls in glasses.

  2. CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, no kids in the house here but do have grandkids out there… never heard of this store – your area only???
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  3. Thallia says:

    This is really so cute! I am sure a lot of people would be interested with these and moms will be so proud as well.. Love this!
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    • Yes, you do! Tornado would love to hula hoop and marshmallow gun in the comfort (and style!) of their 3-way stretch!

  5. Ah! She looks thrilled. I love how much you encourage your children to embrace fitness…even if it means a little shopping:)
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    • It’s fun to have someone to shop with! My hubby and boys hate it. Dear daughter has just discovered that it’s a great way to pass the time with mom!

  6. Great post, Tamara! We were so delighted to see you and Clara at this event… Chloe was in shoppers’ heaven, and I was pretty dazzled myself!! Three cheers for Triple Flip!!

    • Yes, it was a great time, wasn’t it Nancy!
      Something tells me I’ll be heading back before long; there were a few things that would make wonderful birthday presents for Clara and friends!

  7. Dear Tamara, I love your girls smiling faces very much. They are looking pretty charming in those designer dresses. Thanks for taking time to discuss this, keep up with this interesting work.
    Good job!