With their headquarters based in Irving, Texas, Michaels is a retail chain focused on arts and crafts. It was originally founded in 1976 by Michael J. Dupey, a Dallas-based business man. With over 1200 stores, Michael’s currently has locations in 49 out of the 50 U.S. states.
Michaels predominately sells items used in the creation of arts and crafts. This includes an average of over 40,000 different products per store, and covers materials for paper, canvas, needle, and jewelry-based crafts. Michaels also produces 10 private brands including Loops & Threads, Artist’s Loft, and Bead Landing, to name a few.