'90s Girls, Listen Up: Michael Stars' Original Tees Are Back

Photo: Courtesy of Michael Stars.
Michael Stars and his wife and cofounder Suzanne Lerner in 1986.
When a trend from the past resurfaces, our reaction can go one of two ways: It either has us running for the hills (looking at you, trucker hats), or it delivers that warm, fuzzy feeling otherwise known as nostalgia. The news that cult-favorite brand Michael Stars is remaking its original tees definitely had us feeling the latter.

If you lived through the late '80s or '90s (or were a huge fan of Beverly Hills 90210), you know that the fashion world wouldn't have been the same without the buttery-soft graphic T-shirts that shot Michael Stars into the spotlight. Comfy, high-quality basics, were the name of the game, and these simply dominated the market. And now, the comeback collection, which retails for $68 to $118 and is available on the brand's site and stores nationwide, includes identical replicas of the L.A.-based brand's very first collection of tees from 1986. Talk about a #TBT.
As a tribute to the company's cofounder Michael Cohen, who passed away in 2014, these tops are re-igniting his influence from the beaches of California and Mykonos, where he used to live — and giving us flashbacks of family vacations when big hair, oiled legs, and these tees were it. And since these globally inspired prints are offered on a variety of men's and women's pieces, from tanks to sweatshirts, you can add one to your weekend and travel looks, just like the good old days.

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"Original Tees," $68-$118, available at Michael Stars.

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