Malouf On The Plaza promotes authentic Native American jewelry and vintage weavings, and supports Santa Fe and Southwest jewelry artists.
In a world of lasers, automation, and short cuts, isn’t it nice that Malouf on the Plaza in Santa Fe promotes authenticity, originality, and one-of-a-kind jewelry as their brand? Malouf on the Plaza strives for these goals with every jewelry artist they represent.
“We consider it a privilege to continue the over 400-year heritage of commerce in this historic location,” says owner Scott Malouf. “We proudly represent the most reputable and leading jewelry artists in Santa Fe and in the Southwest. We also showcase the most renown Native American jewelry artists who are enjoying a renaissance as people realize that where and how things are made, is as important as the look they desire.”
In addition to their wide array of jewelry, their Rug Gallery features a collection of Navajo vintage weavings, distinctive and edited to make it easy to shop for whatever style you are searching for. Malouf on the Plaza strives to maintain relationships with not only traders, but collectors who provide the highest quality weavings in Santa Fe. The Gallery also features a collection of kachinas, both contemporary and collectible wood carvings from the Hopi tribe and other prestigious wood carvers. Additionally, they showcase Zuni tribe stone carvings of animal figures which the Zuni believe to have mystical powers and houses the spirit of the animal. The Navajo tribe who work in alabaster and other stone, carves bears, wolves, sheep, longhorns and other animals which are a part of their rural life.
Who are the Malouf’s, and when did they began this journey to the Plaza? Scott is the third generation of the Malouf family who has a 90-year retail history in Texas. It began with Scott’s grandfather, who opened a dry goods store in Post, Texas. The next generation, Scott’s father, opened a nationally known specialty store in Lubbock, Texas. Scott worked with his father for over 35 years, and as president of the company, helped introduce contemporary women’s apparel and international brands to their specialty store. In 2009, Scott left and began his own store, Drest by Scott Malouf, also located in Lubbock, Texas.
Recently, the torch has been passed to their daughter, Marlowe Malouf Lawson, who is making her mark to Drest, as the fourth generation in retail.
Scott and Karen Malouf and Marlowe Malouf Lawson
In November 2013, Karen and Scott Malouf opened Malouf on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Having a second home in Santa Fe provided an easy transition to a dream they had for years. Karen had a commercial and residential interior design business in Lubbock, Texas, but was ready to start a new adventure! And, Scott once again, saw the retail opportunity and began his quest for a unique mix of the old and “trending” new, to both jewelry and apparel. Offering Native American, local and regional jewelry, and a unique blend of Italian and American contemporary apparel, Malouf on the Plaza creates an exciting collection for both men and women. With their expansion in 2022, they have created even more opportunities to add to their exciting and unique shoe and accessory collection!
“Our goal is to make everyone feel welcome and share our genuine passion and knowledge of Native American and all things Santa Fe,” says Karen. “And more than anything, we want you to feel welcome to explore the new and old in our favorite city.”
Karen and Scott Malouf
They are located on the corner of the historic Plaza, a beautiful tree-lined center of commerce in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico. If you cannot visit them, they invite you to explore online their Native American artists, Southwestern and Regional Artists, and National brands online.
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Malouf on the Plaza, 61 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501, 505.983.9241, maloufontheplaza.com.