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Is MOSCOT a public company?
No, MOSCOT is a privately owned company. 
How many generations has MOSCOT been family owned?
MOSCOT is a fourth generation family-owned and operated company. For more information about our history visit Our Story.
What sets MOSCOT apart from other optical shops?

MOSCOT has been a New York City institution for nearly 100 years and is a global eyewear and fashion brand known worldwide for its iconic eyewear, long family heritage, and eyecare and optical expertise.

Where are MOSCOT shops? 

MOSCOT has three New York City-based brick and mortar shops:

118 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
212.477.3796
(on the NE corner of Orchard & Delancey Streets)

69 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
212.647.1550
212.647.1550
(on the NE corner of 14th Street & 6th Avenue)

159 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
212.647.1550
(Between Pacific and Dean)

The MOSCOT branded eyewear Collections are also sold at a host of retail and specialty optical shops across the country and worldwide.  Please visit LOCATONS for a full list of retail shop locations.

You can also purchase The MOSCOT branded eyewear Collections, with or without a prescription, and other MOSCOT lifestyle products for shipment worldwide online at moscot.com.
 

Does MOSCOT sell its branded eyewear Collections internationally?

Yes. Please visit our LOCATIONS for a full list of retail shop locations.

Where are MOSCOT branded frames produced?

Currently our frames are handmade in China.

How often does MOSCOT release new frames?

MOSCOT releases new frames seasonally in the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter to coincide with international eyewear tradeshows, SILMO and MIDO.

What is the difference between The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, and MOSCOT Sun Collections?

The MOSCOT Originals Collection, based on styles from the MOSCOT archives from 1930- 1970, celebrates the classic good looks and timeless design born in decades past. The eyewear retains the authenticity of the original frame styles including real glass lenses in the sunglasses, traditional hardware, and lens colors that precisely duplicate the true old school colors first fabricated by the Company in the 1940s. The faithfully reproduced Collection is available as ophthalmic eyewear or sunglasses, with or without a prescription, in a variety of frame and lens color combinations and sizes.

The MOSCOT Spirit Collection translated the bold, unmistakable look of The MOSCOT Originals into styles that are a little bit more mellow and easy going -- but still distinctively MOSCOT. The Collection honors The MOSCOT Originals by reinterpreting classic design elements that look great on all face shapes and sizes. Available as ophthalmic eyewear or sunglasses, The Collection is available with or without a prescription, in a variety of frame and lens color combinations and sizes.

The seasonal MOSCOT Sun Collection, known for its bold, eclectic designs, circa 1970 - 1990, departs from the family srchives but still asheres to the core creative values that make each frame distinctively MOSCOT. Whether oversized and dramatic, or sleek and modern, MOSCOT Sun is always playful, glamorous, and daring. The Collection features CR-39 lenses for 100% UVA and UVB sun coverage, and can be made with or without a prescription. Who said protection can't be fun?

What do all the MOSCOT frame names mean/stand for?

The frames in The MOSCOT Originals Collection are named after Moscot family members, are family member’s nicknames, or are Yiddish words that have evolved into “MOSCOT-isms.” The MOSCOT Spirit Collection are either named after Moscot family members or friends, or are named with an archetypical MOSCOT customer in mind – its lines, shape and characteristics as unique as the person who chooses to wear it.

Are all MOSCOT frames available as sunglasses?

All of the frames in The MOSCOT Originals and MOSCOT Spirit Collections may be ordered as sunglasses.

Do the MOSCOT Originals and The MOSCOT Spirit sunglasses have UV protection?

Yes, all of our sunglasses have 100% UV protection. Glass lenses inherently block 100% of UVA and UVB light.

Does MOSCOT ship internationally?

Yes, we ship internationally via FEDEX. Please visit Customer Service: International Orders for more information.


Do MOSCOT brick and mortar shops sell other third party frames?

MOSCOT brick and mortar shops also sell third party frames from a variety of well-known eyewear and sunglass designers who compliment the MOSCOT brand, as well as a comprehensive inventory of contact and eyeglass lenses.

What other MOSCOT branded products do you sell?

MOSCOT sells a variety of branded lifestyle product including t-shirts, postcards, prints, and tote bags. Visit MOSCOT Living for lifestyle products.

How do I select a frame online?

Buying a great pair of frames is easy using the MOSCOT.com TRY ON application and FIT TIPS, which will guide you through everything you need to know to select the perfect pair of frames for your face shape, size and coloring. Please visit FIT TIPS to get started. Need more help? Click HERE to CHAT LIVE NOW with one of our FRAME FIT SPECIALISTS to help find your perfect fit. (Please note: live chat available Monday – Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm EST)

Which glasses are for men and women?

Most MOSCOT frames may be worn by men or women; however certain frames have been specially designed for one or the other.

Click here to view frames designed for men and women

Click here for frames designed specially for men

Click here for frames designed specially for women

What is MOSCOT Mobileyes?

The MOSCOT Mobileyes Foundation, Inc.’s mission is to preserve sight and improve lives by providing free quality medical eyecare and prescription eyewear to those who would not otherwise have access to such care.

For information on MOSCOT Mobileyes please visit: www.moscotmobileyes.com

Are MOSCOT frames I see on eBay or other sites authentic?

We cannot guarantee the authenticity of any purchase made outside of moscot.com, our stores or an authorized MOSCOT retailer listed on our website. All purchases made from unauthorized dealers are made entirely at the risk of the purchaser.

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