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.


Katharine Barthel
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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Sandy Young
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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Stephanie Calyk
Regional Visual Merchandiser Manager of Canada, US and Europe

Meet 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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Sandra Michaels
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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Gabriel Garcia
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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