Suzanne Lerner boasts decades of experience in business, as well as a background in philanthropy with a primary focus on gender equality, economic empowerment and social justice. 

In 1983, Lerner founded Lerner et Cie, a wholesale fashion showroom, currently with four locations nationwide. In 1986, Lerner co-founded retail clothing company Michael Stars of which she now serves as President.

Lerner’s second career is philanthropy and giving back to communities both domestically and abroad. She supports numerous causes personally, as well as through the Michael Stars Foundation. To learn more about Suzanne's personal giving, click here


What started as a brand devoted to creating the perfect tee has evolved into a full collection of luxury essentials that embody the modern California lifestyle for women and men.

Michael Stars offers an elevated approach to a lifestyle collection, which features sweaters, jackets, dresses, bottoms, accessories and perfectly constructed basics. The brand is distributed internationally through various department stores, specialty stores as well as branded retail stores and michaelstars.com

True to its name, Michael Stars dresses celebrities including Jaime King, Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde, Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmy Rossum and Jessica Biel and is regularly featured in the pages of magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and InStyle. Fans of the brand include style setters and fashion bloggers like Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty, Kimberly Pesch of Eat.Sleep.Wear. and Aimee Song of Song of Style. 


Lerner et Cie is a leading women’s contemporary showroom founded by Suzanne Lerner in 1983. Today, Lerner et Cie represents lifestyle and accessory brands to specialty boutiques, high-end online retailers and major department stores. For wholesale inquires, click here.