About Us

Seasons come and go. The ever-changing process of seasonal renewal permeates all aspects of our lives, none-the-least being how we feel and look. The ongoing evolution of our personal look to match the season embodies that change and brings with it a sense of excitement and personal fulfilment. After all, the curation of our wardrobe is an ongoing labour of love!

Robyn McLaren has established and developed MACALA Collections to assist ladies in developing their 'signature style' and to aid them in looking their best. Whether you're looking for a total style overhaul or to try something a little new, Robyn has some simple steps that can make you like what you see when you open your wardrobe each morning.

The idea of discovering your own personal style is often too heavily weighted on celebrity style icons. Cultivating a look that will work for years instead of wanting to dress exactly like somebody else will always be the best option. This is Robyn’s 'special skill'!

As a dynamic, hands-on and experienced customer service professional with extensive experience in women’s fashion retail, hospitality and other client-facing businesses, Robyn takes great pride in making her customers happy. She is well-travelled and has worked across Australia in a variety of retail and hospitality roles and strives to ensure that expectations are exceeded and that the customer is delighted and looks their best. Having developed a relaxed and friendly environment at MACALA Collections, Robyn personally assembles a variety of coordinated looks for all shapes and sizes and ensures that customers can browse and develop their own look from the very latest, affordable fashions and accessories. Importantly, Robyn and Angie (her partner in fashion and the curator of the ever-changing boutique displays!) understand the benefit of repeat customers that are borne out of loyalty due to exceptional customer experiences.

Robyn has previously run other businesses and managed iconic in-store brands at Myer and David Jones including Perri Cutten, Sportscraft, Country Road and Estee Lauder. Robyn has extensive back-of-house experience purchasing directly from wholesalers and manufacturers (both in Australia and overseas) and has a wonderful gift of being able to develop the right look and feel for any wardrobe at an affordable price.

As a Port Stephens local, Robyn is readily available for consultative advice and is accustomed to the seasonal nuances of visitors to this beautiful region. With a loyal local following who rely on her personal styling, fashion advice and attention to individual detail, she also takes great delight in introducing visitors to the features of the area including the attractions of the natural environment, dining options and ideas for other retail therapies!

Robyn has Certificates in Business Management and Workplace Health and Safety. As a mother and grandmother of five children and ten grandchildren, Robyn’s personal values are centred on love and caring for others, honesty, integrity, loyalty and hard work. At MACALA Collections, these values are embodied in the service to all our customers.

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