Natasha Barbas is a new arrival at women’s clothing store Elm Lifestyle in Altona Gate but she’s more than comfortable having a good yarn with shoppers.
Elm Lifestyle is popular spot for local shoppers, captivating them with its boutique feel and vibrant prints and colours. Its garments are playful, comfy and designed to flatter all shapes and all sizes. It also stocks lovely accessories and homewares, all inspired by art and travel.
Natasha joined the team in February. She loves her job with every fibre of her being. “Elm is so much more involved with the community than other retail brands I’ve worked for”, says Natasha, “And they really care about the team and the customers. There’s a great work culture and it’s a growing business.”
Natasha knows how hard it can be to put together a perfect outfit, so her style tips and advice have been invaluable in helping customers make effortless everyday wardrobe choices. She has lost count of the number of times she’s been given a coffee as an appreciation of her services.
“We have the best customers! They are so lovely, friendly and interesting – some have shopped here for years. Their stories about old Altona and the bygone shops is fascinating and really shows the growth of the area and how the centre is catering to current trends.”