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 leading women’s contemporary showroom with four locations nationwide. In 1986, Lerner co-founded retail clothing company Michael Stars of which she now serves as President. Today, both entities have merged under the Michael Stars umbrella to represent the lifestyle and accessories collection.

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 Emily Blunt, Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde, January Jones, Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmy Rossum and Maria Bello. Fans of the brand include style setters and fashion bloggers like Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty, Kimberly Pesch
of Eat.Sleep.Wear. and Sydne Summer of Sydne Style.

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