Sourcing

Michael Simon Designs

Michael Simon believes in taking chances. The company, the leading producers of high quality, imaginative knits, got its start in 1979 in a funky East Village studio apartment when Michael invested his life savings in a hand-loom and a batch of colorful yarn from the psychedelic 60’s. The sweaters: grungy and over-sized, popped out from the store racks, that were crammed with fitted knits. The design triumph, quickly let to other bold unique creations and his hand-loom was busy day and night.

Today, Michael Simon continues to experiment with an exceptional range of fanciful materials. Applique, embroidery, sequins, beads, and crochet accents shake-up classic design motifs. Thousands of flowers, frogs, chili peppers, teacups, and perfume bottles get knitted and sewn into conversation-starting sweaters, dresses, tee-shirts, swimsuits, shoes, handbags and ornaments. These exciting pieces are collected by a cross-section of America, from hip urbanites to on-the-go suburbanites. The designs also make instantly recognizable appearances on television, in the movies, and even on Broadway. And, because Michael Simon designs are scene-stealer’s, top corporations such as Walt Disney, Coca-Cola, Dr. Seuss, and MGM approach the company for special creations to showcase their properties in memorable ways.

Michael Simon is always working with new materials and developing uniques ways to translate innovative motif into high-quality, whimsical products. The number of new collections offered to eager customers each year is unmatched by most companies. And to think that it was all started by a man with a hand-loom and a lets-break-the-rule-and-have-some-fun attitude…an attitude captured in every Michael Simon creation.

Size

Petites

Market

Womens

Apparel

Beach & Swimwear, Knitwear

Import/Export

Both

Showroom

512 Seventh Avenue

New York, NY US

Main 212.382.1910

Fax 212.382.1916

Headquarters

512 Seventh Avenue

New York, NY US

Main 212.382.1910

Fax 212.382.1916