By January 2015, Mikasa outlet stores had closed. These were retail outlets where Mikasa dinnerware, crystal stemware, barware, flatware and decorative accessories could be purchased. However, a full line of products is available online from Mikasa, which is a division of Lifetime Brands, Inc.
George Aratani started Mikasa as a dinnerware importer, American Commercial Inc., in California in 1948. Over the next 20 years, the company became a dinnerware wholesaler, selling its products to Macy's, Bloomingdale's and other retailers. The Mikasa brand was introduced to U.S. consumers in 1957. The company has distribution centers in Fontana, California, and in Robbinsville, New Jersey.