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POSTED BY MOSCOT 1/7/2013
 

73 days until Spring. Um, brrrr…
Most excellent news: ONLY 11 days until the brand, spanking new Spring 2013 MOSCOT Originals arrive! Whoop!

 

…the Spring 2013 MOSCOT Originals arrive in 14 days and will have you looking better in no time. (But by all means…keep your resolution and go to the gym! Seriously, get up right now and go to the gym!)

POSTED BY MOSCOT 1/2/2013



Don’t get sunburnt this winter...wear sunglasses! Many of us dread the cold, snow, and in general, winter…but grey slush is the least of our concerns. Winter sun is just as harmful as summer sun…perhaps even worse…just ask Anderson Cooper! After failing to wear sunglasses while filming “Anderson Live” on the water in Portugal, Anderson experienced temporary blindness for 36 hours. Trust us and trust Mr. Cooper… sunburnt eyes are no fun, whatever season it is.

 To read more on Anderson Cooper and his sunburnt eyes, click here.

POSTED BY MOSCOT 1/1/2013


...January 18th. The Spring 2013 MOSCOT Originals arrive! Cheers to that!
 
POSTED BY MOSCOT 12/31/2012


NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! The MOSCOT family is ready to kick off 2013 with our New Year's resolutions! But we're tired of the usual suspects — lose weight, quit bad habits, swear less, etc.! Sure, we're really, really hoping we'll head to the gym more often, but our team's other resolutions sound like MUCH MORE FUN! 
  1. Learn a new language. Hello, ¡Hola, Nǐ hǎo, Alo, Hei! 
  2. Take up yoga. Clear minds increase productivity, creativity, and many other –itys. 
  3. Go to a museum at least once a quarter! Who wants to join?
  4. See a live show — whether it be an on/off-Broadway musical, play, or concert. 
  5. Travel and explore...another country, continent, the Arctic, or even the next city/state over. Roadddd trippp!

What are YOUR New Year's Resolutions for 2013? 



There’s something about the holidays that brings out the movie bums in all of us. Then again, it could very well be the cold weather. For those chilly nights, when take-out and extra butter popcorn is on the menu, here are our top 10 picks for movies made that much more memorable because of the sunglasses (what else?!). We've ranked our favorites in order of sunglass importance, and believe there’s no arguing with which movie is #1:
 
10. Ocean's Eleven
9. Quantum of Solace
8. Men in Black
7. The Hangover
6. Top Gun
5. Reservoir Dogs
4. The Matrix
3. Risky Business
2. The Terminator
1. Blues Brothers
 
Honorable mentions: The Big Lebowski, Dirty Harry, Hancock, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.



We're SUPER excited to announce MOSCOT is now available at West Coast Optical, right in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. Hey there, neighbor!

Owned by husband and wife team, Mark and Nancy Feldscher, both experienced opticians, the 26 year old, full service optical shop, focused on old school, excellent customer service, is the perfect fit (pun intended) for our MOSCOT Philly debut.

For more information on West Coast Optical, please visit their Facebook Group.


If you're flying this holiday season, you're not likely to escape cramped legs and bad food, but you can avoid dry, itchy, irritated eyes!

Did you know on board, in-flight air is drier than any of the world's deserts?! Relative humidity in the Sahara or Arabian Desert is typically 20-25%. Relative humidity inside most airplane cabins? 10-20%! Yep, that's right! It goes without saying (but we shall…) this is well below the preferred 50% needed for optimum eye comfort. 

Dry air can cause Dry Eye Syndrome, which means itchy, burning and/or watery eyes, and even blurry vision, usually within two hours of boarding a flight, and worsening steadily as humidity levels continue to fall on long-distance, high-altitude flights. These symptoms do not bode well for watching movies, reading, or playing on the computer — your only distractions from the discomfort and general misery of flying in the first place!  

No matter which class you're sitting in, our own Dr. Harvey Moscot has a few simple tips that will ease your dry eyes and keep you flying high this holiday season, including:

  1. Nurture your eyes three months out. Holiday flights are usually booked by September — perfect timing! Begin your flaxseed or fish oil regiment as soon as you make your flight plans. Nutritional supplements in the form of Omega 3 fatty acids or flaxseed oils help lubricate your eyes from the inside out.
  2. Keep hydrated! Drink at least eight ounces of water every hour you're on board when flying; limit your soda, caffeine, and alcohol intake, all of which can contribute to dehydration. Six to eight glasses of water per day regularly, will also minimize the effect of dry eye.
  3. Give your contacts a rest; your eyes will thank you. Contacts need moisture too and the dry air on a plane has the opposite effect. Avoid this potential irritant — when flying, wear your glasses.
  4. No, Visine (and product like it) won't help! Visine and the like contain vasoconstrictors, which may temporarily whiten the eyes, but do nothing to help in the long term and may even cause negative reactions with over use.
  5. Avoid rubbing and touching your eyes. There's nothing like hands, dirty from the germ ridden surfaces of a plane, to exacerbate irritated eyes!
  6. Try RESTASIS. This prescription eye drop medication, available from your optometrist, doesn't just alleviate symptoms, it actually cures dry eye.
  7. If you're especially prone to Dry Eye Syndrome and can't seem to find adequate relief, consider Punctal Occlusion — a safe, harmless, and routine office procedure that provides long lasting relief and is performed right in your optometrist's office. 
POSTED BY MOSCOT 12/19/2012

Orchard Street, 1980 (Courtesy of: http://wandrlust.tumblr.com)

Introducing the MOSCOT Timeline Project!

After 77 years at 118 Orchard, MOSCOT is crossing Delancey to 108 Orchard Street! 

Join us in celebrating our giant move forward by helping pay homage to 118 Orchard! The past eight decades spent in our iconic home have been filled with great times and happy memories made possible by YOU…our loyal fans, many of who have been with us almost as long as our shop's been open! (Don't worry...you still look mahvelous!)

Please help us preserve all the great memories, and build our Timeline, by sending us your photos, anecdotes, appointment cards, letters...anything and everything MOSCOT Orchard Street related, from 1936, when Great Grandpa Hyman first opened shop, til today!  

Gotta photo of the inside of our Orchard Street shop from 1978…WE WANT IT! Have a 1957 snap of Orchard Street with MOSCOT in the background…WE WANT IT! Been hanging on to an appointment reminder from Grandpa Sol…yup, WE WANT IT! Or always telling friends a funny story about the time Frankie, Marilyn or Harvey did you know what…WE WANT IT! You got it…WE WANT IT! Please. 

Send all you got to socialmedia@moscot.com or post your pictures and stories online on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest with #JoinOurTimeline, and we'll pull your pictures/memories from there! We thank you and generations of MOSCOT and Moscots to come THANK YOU! 

PLEASE NOTE THAT BY SENDING US AND POSTING YOUR MATERIALS ONLINE, YOU ARE GIVING MOSCOT EXPRESS PERMISSION TO USE YOUR MATERIALS ON THE MOSCOT.COM WEBSITE, BLOG, FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND PINTEREST PAGES, AND IN OUR SHOPS AS PART OF OUR MOSCOT TIMELINE PROJECT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR MATERIALS RETURNED WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO DO SO! SIMPLY INCLUDE A SELF ADDRESSED FEDEX OR UPS RETURN LABEL. 

QUESTIONS? EMAIL SOCIALMEDIA@MOSCOT.COM

 

We're super happy and honored that Mauro Grifoni (www.maurogrifoni.com), one of the coolest fashion shops in Italy, now carries MOSCOT! Check out these photos from a party held last week in Verona, Italy to celebrate our debut — the beginnings of a beautiful partnership! Magnifico! 

HUGE THANK YOUS ALL AROUND to shop owner and designer, Mauro Grifoni, Flavio at Baumvision Europe,  Gianni at Fattore K., Sarah at Baumvision Europe, and Clara at Clara Garcovich! We couldn't be more excited!

 

APRIL 5, 2011

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