Meet the team

Meet the team

Our Team

Meet some of Ever New's team; a passionate, diverse group with an eye for all things fashion.


Country Manager Canada and USA

Meet Katharine Barthel

MY CAREER JOURNEY

My career at Ever New Melbourne has been fast-paced, exciting and empowering. I’m thrilled to lead our brand here in North America and have been incredibly supported by the entire team in Australia. As we continue to grow our footprint - both in standalone stores in Canada and in our concession business at Bloomingdales in the USA - it’s the internal drive, entrepreneurial spirit, grit and perseverance and a customer-first attitude that our team possesses that truly sets us apart from other retailers in the marketplace. This all makes me so proud to work for this amazing brand and its people.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH EVER NEW

I love the people who make it all happen - our designers, planners, buyers, the leadership team at headquarters and, of course, our customer. She is coming to Ever New Melbourne to dress her for some very important days in her life. Whether it’s a first job, an engagement or a wedding, we help her feel amazing in the big and small moments in her life. It’s an incredible feeling to know that our product is with her for many of life’s moments, making her feel strong and beautiful.

MY WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

I love my collection of scarves and accessories, they can take any outfit and kick it up a notch! I have so many blazers. They are a key piece for me to pull any outfit together and make my look really versatile.

A great handbag, blazer, jewelry and shoes are all part of the fun of fashion and make me feel amazing!

HOW I LIKE TO KICK START MY DAY

I usually watch a leadership or development Ted Talk and enjoy a nice big cup of hot coffee (or three!)

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Retail Risk Auditor

Meet Sandy Young

MY CAREER JOURNEY

My career at Ever New Melbourne has been full of opportunities. I started as an Assistant Manager in 2015 and soon after became a Store Manager at Pacific Center. As Store Manager, I was able to strengthen my skills in operations and be exposed to other parts of the company, such as visual merchandising and retail risk. With this experience, I progressed to this position as retail risk auditor and I’m excited for it to lead to more opportunities and continued success while working at Ever New Melbourne.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH EVER NEW

The people. The amazing relationships you create with your staff members, the people in head office and the customers. In addition to this, the personal and career development opportunities at Ever New Melbourne are limitless as it's a growing company that's expanding internationally.

MY WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

A great leather jacket. You will likely see me wearing one on my days off.

HOW I LIKE TO KICK START MY DAY

I like to have a cup of hot tea or a good morning run to get my mind going.

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Regional Visual Merchandiser Manager of Canada, US and Europe

Stephanie Calyk

MY CAREER JOURNEY

My career at Ever New started as Field Visual Merchandiser for Forever New in Queensland, Australia. I was then promoted to my current role, working for Ever New in Canada. My days consist of communicating with stores, reviewing the visual aspect and the commercial opportunities have been made to support store sales.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH EVER NEW

Firstly, the people. The relationships created with the HQ and in-store teams have been fantastic. I'm lucky enough to be a part of a team that is supportive, inspiring and fun.

Secondly, career development. I'm grateful for the development and growth I have received from my previous and current managers, which has lead me to this incredible opportunity of managing the visual aspect in Canada, US and Europe.

MY WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

Blazers in classic black, an on-trend colour and a check. I also love a super high-waisted denim jean and statement earrings.

HOW I LIKE TO KICK START MY DAY

A green tea with a few slices of ginger.

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Store Manager for the East Coast Concession Pads

Meet Anthony Rookwood

MY CAREER JOURNEY

I would describe my career at Ever New as evolving, strong growth potential and fast-paced.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH EVER NEW

The quality and style of Ever New product makes selling to a customer very easy and enjoyable.

MY WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

A fresh button-down shirt and relaxed-fitting slacks keep me looking professionally casual.

HOW I LIKE TO KICK START MY DAY

I start my day with a cup of tea and a morning jog. It keeps the mind moving and the stomach settled.

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Store Manager

Meet Gabriel Garcia

MY CAREER JOURNEY

My career at Ever New Melbourne is always exciting and fast-paced, with lots of potential growth.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH EVER NEW

The best part about working with Ever New Melbourne is that the company trusts my judgement, my feedback is welcomed and my opinions matter to the team. I also love how well I can work with my direct manager.

MY WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

Three wardrobe essentials come to mind: a necklace to make a statement, a set of earrings (mismatching earrings are my favourite) and a shoulder bag for my style essentials.

HOW I LIKE TO KICK START MY DAY

My morning starts with a short walk with my puppy, then an iced coffee and a muffin as I read over emails.

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Store Manager at the Toronto Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

Meet Michelle Veenhuizen

MY CAREER JOURNEY

I would describe my career journey at Ever New Melbourne as inspiring, full of positive challenges and an overall rewarding experience with continual growth and development opportunities.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH EVER NEW

The people! I love the connections we make with our customers, the relationships we build within our teams and the support I have from my leader. Ever New Melbourne has a unique approach to talent development, where I have the ability to improve my skills and make an impact in multiple areas.

MY WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

A great blazer, my black pleated skirt and a denim jacket.

HOW I LIKE TO KICK START MY DAY

With a grande long shot Americano!

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Lead Marketing Strategist, North America

Meet Jennifer Bovaird Taylor

MY CAREER JOURNEY

My career has been quite exciting at Ever New Melbourne, as I joined at a time when we were making plans for the North American expansion. I have been able to lead strategies to support our brand awareness and growth and see some exciting measurable results. Two days are never the same as I'm always working to try new things, build partnerships, and execute new campaigns. Ever New Melbourne is a place I can see myself continuing to grow with and build a long-term career.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH EVER NEW

I love that Ever New is continuing to grow and expand in North America and that I am a part of the growth. From a brand perspective, I love that we bring beautiful feminine fashion to the market at a great price point.

MY WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

A tailored coat or blazer can really pull an outfit together and make you look polished. I’m lucky these are pieces that Ever New does really well!

HOW I LIKE TO KICK START MY DAY

I kick start my day with morning snuggles with my daughters often followed by an early morning tennis game.

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Full-time Keyholder at our New Square One Shopping Centre location

Meet Maria Harrak

MY CAREER JOURNEY

My career at Ever New Melbourne has been educational and fulfilling. I’ve learned so much about how clothing and style impacts someone’s day-to-day life. Also, as Ever New was founded in Australia, I have loved learning about the Australian aesthetic and what their fashion trends are like.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH EVER NEW

I love that Ever New Melbourne focuses on making women feel beautiful and empowered through their clothing.

MY WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

A simple, well-fit camisole to pair with both pants and skirts, layering pieces like vests and jackets to spice up an outfit, and beautiful earrings to finish a look.

HOW I LIKE TO KICK START MY DAY

I always have to start off with an outfit that makes me feel comfortable and beautiful at the same time. Then all I need is a coffee to kick start me into action.

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