Connected Worldwide

Celebrating Over 35 Years


One Step Up LTD. was founded on January 7, 1983 in a Manhattan showroom in the heart of the New York City garment district. A family-run apparel business formed by the Adjmi family, One Step Up was the brainchild of founder and visionary Amin E. Adjmi who saw the untapped opportunity for a junior fashion company at the time.

One Step Up broadened its distribution strategy by launching Missy, Plus, Mens, Childrens and Underwear divisions. Global sourcing capabilities extended the company’s reach to over 12 countries in Southeast Asia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and India to name a few. OSU opened up satellite offices in Los Angeles, Arkansas, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and China making One Step Up a global player in the apparel and footwear business.

1953
2019

Our History

It all started with an idea rooted in strong family tradition.

1953
1978

The experience garnered from 25 years in the gift and sundry business aided Mr. Amin Adjmi in understanding the intricacies of sourcing and shipping goods from overseas. He was selected as one of the first few Americans invited to the China Canton Fair after President Nixon and Secretary of State Kissinger established relations with China.

1978

In 1978 Adjmi launched Cherry Stix LTD: a junior apparel company. The success of the endeavor allowed him to take the business one step further and One Step Up was born. 

1980

Headed by Amin Adjmi's son Ronnie, who had an uncanny flair for fashion and cutting-edge designs, created some of the most elaborate junior sweaters the industry had ever seen.

1983

One Step Up was founded on January 7, 1983 in a Manhattan showroom in the heart of New York City's garment district. A family-run apparel business formed by the Adjmi family, OSU was the brainchild of founder and visionary Amin E. Adjmi.

1991

Well established as a fashion trendsetter, OSU took on new leadership. Ronnie's older brother Harry whose early beginnings were spent working side by side with his father, helped him grow the business from sweaters into cut and sew embraced the new categories and the business quickly grew.

1999
2019

One Step Up broadened its distribution strategy by launching Missy, Plus, Men’s, Children's and Underwear divisions.

1999
2019

Global sourcing capabilities extended the company’s reach to over 12 countries in Southeast Asia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and India.

1999
2019

OSU opened up satellite offices in Los Angeles, Arkansas, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and China making One Step Up a global player in the apparel and footwear businesses.

Today

One Step Up corporate headquarters remains in the heart of New York’s Garment District, occupying over 100,000 square feet of showrooms and executive offices.

To this day the company’s commitment stays strong and focused to the values of our founding father Amin E. Adjmi whose commitment to honesty and integrity exceeded all expectations.