May 31, 2018 | Vendor SpotlightComments 0


The West Lake Market debut is just around the corner, so we’re getting ready for a summer full of festivities, family fun, and amazing shopping! Here’s a sneak peek Q&A with one of our favorite Chicago vendors, Mashallah Ghouleh, owner of MASHALLAH!




Q: How long has your business been around and how did it start?


A: MASHALLAH was established almost 7 years ago. The idea to start an accessory label came from an organic place because I have always indulged in wearing simple clothing and allowed my jewelry to make the statement instead. As many people do, I hit a plateau in my career early on and sought to challenge myself in a way that would continue to feed my inner artist.



Q: What are you most excited to share with West Lake Market shoppers?


A: My team and I are excited to introduce and educate shoppers on our eco-friendly accessory label that we are confident they will love!



Q: What advice do you have for others wanting to start their own business in Chicago?


A: Have confidence in yourself. Set goals, both small and large. Surround yourself with inspirational people. Do not be discouraged when you make mistakes. 



Q: When you’re not working, where can we find you?


A: When I have free time, there is no telling what part of the city you will find me. I love to do anything that involves art, culture, music, food, and shopping. Chicago is a great city to enjoy these activities in abundance!



Q: What has been the most rewarding part of your business?


A: Opening our flagship store in Pilsen has been a great reward because the space allows us to interact, motivate, and educate our community in incredible ways. This is what I love most about my job; it gives me the ability be inspired by a variety of humans and to also inspire them.


For more on MASHALLAH, and all our unique vendors make sure to “like” West Lake Market on Facebook and follow along on instagram @westlakemarket