our lovely story
welcome to mahal marketplace!
“Mahal” means “love” in Tagalog, the native language of the Philippines where founder, Nicole (Guanlao) Powell was born. Simply put, we love love at mahal marketplace.
Combining a genuine love for positivity, plants, (puppies), accessories and one-of-a-kind treasures from antique and thrift shops, mahal marketplace sources and creates unique pieces for YOU and your happy home. There's a thread that binds all of our products together. They, quite simply, make you *feel good.*
We pay homepage to the history of each vintage piece by retaining its original design and beauty, while simultaneously breathing new life and purpose for its future owners. We like to think of it as saving something beautiful from being stuffed in a cardboard box, or worst of all... in the garbage.
We genuinely believe that true beauty doesn't fade and "vintage" doesn't mean old. To us, the word stands for beauty and craftsmanship that transcends time. The world is filled with these timeless treasures that deserve to be in the spotlight once again to bring joy to new owners for years to come.
We also design tote bags, jewelry and apparel with empowering and positive messages you can bring with you everywhere.
To help multiply the love, 5% of proceeds from every sale will go towards A-T Children’s Project.
Read more about how we give back.