Our Story

Michael Stars was founded in 1986 with one simple premise: to make people happy.


Co-founders, Michael Cohen and Suzanne Lerner, set out to create effortless, enduring fashion to go with people wherever they went in life. What began with the iconic, one-sized tee that spurred a fashion movement, has evolved into a style-driven lifestyle brand featuring contemporary essentials crafted with quality and made to last.


Today, as a women-led and family-owned business, Michael Stars continues to produce the majority of its garments in Los Angeles to ensure quality production and provide fair wages and economic opportunity for the community. The Michael Stars Foundation, established by Michael and Suzanne in 2005, is a major supporter of grassroots organizations building critical pathways to equality in the United States and beyond.


Michael Stars is currently sold on michaelstars.com as well as nearly 800 specialty stores and online retailers across the US and UK, including Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.