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MILLY is a New York based fashion brand specializing in women’s ready-to-wear, eveningwear, accessories, swimwear, and childrens.

Milly

MILLY is a New York based fashion brand specializing in women’s ready-to-wear, eveningwear, accessories, swimwear, and childrens.

Vital statistics

  • 2000 Established
  • Private Type
  • 51 - 200 Number of employees
  • MILLY LLC Revenue
  • 3 Stores
  • 265 West 37th street
    20th fl
    New York, United States
    HQ

Key people

  • Keith Nuss Vice President, Sales
  • Harish Damwani CFO
  • Michelle Smith-Oshrin Creative Director
  • Andrew Oshrin CEO/President

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

MILLY (“MILLY”) was founded in 2000 by its two shareholders, Michelle Smith and Andrew Oshrin.  In deference to Michelle’s childhood nickname, MILLY was formed around Michelle’s unique background and design skills.  Michelle began her fashion education at FIT in New York City where she concentrated in fashion design.  While at school she gained complementary work experience at the luxury brand, Hermes, which helped build her foundation in understanding luxury and quality.  After her graduation from FIT, Michelle petitioned for a corporate internship at Hermes’ headquarters in France where she was granted their first American internship.  At Hermes, she developed a love for the European culture and fashion and decided to remain in France to complete her education.  There, she received her degree from the respected Parisian design school, Esmod.  In all, she studied and worked in Paris for nearly three years and won competitive internships from famed design houses such as Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Torrente.

Upon returning to America, Michelle worked in several small companies which ultimately led her into the contemporary sportswear sector.  Feeling confidence in her ability and a void in the emerging young designer market, Michelle discussed her aspirations with Andrew Oshrin, a close friend with a background in apparel operations-this ultimately led to the formation of MILLY.  Together, they envisioned a collection which would center on Michelle’s unique experience-her New England background merged with a flair for European luxury-at a price that many more women could afford.  Ultimately, their objective was to develop the collection into a business that would one day, be recognized as a global, lifestyle brand.  

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