Evolve Store is the home of Designer Fashion in the Hawkes Bay. We are passionate and are proud to offer the largest selection of the Obi, Chocolat, and Travellers labels in New Zealand. These gorgeous designer brands sit alongside a carefully curated selection of jewellery, belts and handbags. The team at Evolve Store are talented instore stylists who love making our customers look and feel better, and who make great customer service the heart of our business.


Our Team

Evolve Store - Angela McDowell

Angela McDowell

Store Manager

Angela has worked at Evolve Store since 2002, after previously working at Esprit Napier. Angela loves all  labels available at Evolve Store for their different qualities –  Obi for that funky edge and Chocolat for the all important femininity factor! She enjoys her role for many reasons – making new friendships, the camaraderie with follow team members, love of fashion, colour and style, but mostly for the great feel good factor involved with having happy, satisfied customers. Nothing quite like the transformation you can see of a woman feeling confident in that perfect outfit for a special occasion or simply being able to finally find the right cut, shape or colour that works for them. Another part of the job she absolutely loves is seeing the new ranges each season and then choosing what to order in for the store. Angela has three daughters (so, on a promise to hold onto the majority of her wardrobe for many years to come!) and as many so NZ men are, a rugby mad husband! In spare time she enjoys being able to relax in the company of friends and family, taking in as much of the many events and activities that Hawkes Bay has to offer.