Our Story

Michael Stars is a women’s clothing brand that combines modern essentials with a philanthropic mission. Founded in Los Angeles in 1986 by Suzanne Lerner and her husband Michael Cohen, we’re still family-run today.


We believe in true essentials. Well-designed pieces that can go anywhere. Fewer items that are made to last. For the past 30 years, we’ve crafted tees from the highest quality materials, using domestic production wherever possible.


From the start, we resolved to be humans first, capitalists second. We take a stand on the issues that matter to us, particularly gender equality. Through the Michael Stars Foundation, we provide millions of dollars to amplify the voices and impact of organizations striving for progress. We select our mills and factories with care, seeking those who truly value ethical labor practices. And we’re proud to be a woman-led company with 80% female staff.