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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!

 




After 77 years on the corner of Orchard and Delancey, MOSCOT Orchard Street is moving...across the street…to the opposite corner of Orchard and Delancey!

Our iconic building at 118 Orchard Street may have been sold (with plans to raze the building for development), but we're not going far! We love The Lower East Side and have called it home since our Great Grandpa Hyman first started selling eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street in 1899, so we were determined to stay close!  And close we shall be! As fate would have it, our new home at 108 Orchard Street is, literally, right across the street, and we couldn't be happier!

Just as Great Grandpa, Hyman, opened the first MOSCOT shop on Rivington Street and Grandpa Sol, moved MOSCOT to 118 Orchard Street, it's truly an honor to open 108 Orchard. We'll be recreating the gestalt of 118 Orchard at 108 by incorporating all of the quirky and historical tchotchkes and treasures accumulated over the past eight decades, that make our shop so unique, eclectic, visually engaging, and just plain fun space to hang out in and purchase eyewear. With nearly 2200 square feet, the new ground floor space will also have plenty of room to house The MOSCOT Gallery & Music Space! We'll have many more live music shows to look forward to, as well as plenty of space to showcase Moscot family memorabilia, commemorating our history and that of the Lower East Side.

Speaking of history, the Thrones of MOSCOT — the Peg and Groove chairs Grandpa Sol purchased in 1930 that fans still pop a squat in — will be crossing Delancey, as will 118's handmade Dovetail joint drawers, installed behind the counter in 1939, which still hold The LEMTOSH, NEBB and friends today. Fun fact about our new southeast corner: it was first the site of old-law tenements, then demolished in 1936 to build the Public National Bank and Trust Company…and now MOSCOT. 

There are only four corners on Orchard and Delancey, and though we're moving, we're not (really) going anywhere. We have many people to thank, especially Mark Miller, President of The Lower East Side Bid, who helped us secure our new home. Our new MOSCOT shop at 108 Orchard is expected to open in the Spring of 2013, and will have all the same products and services as our current shop, just across the street. Even our telephone number remains the same, 212-477-3796! 

As our shop opening draws closer, we'll be in touch with an opening date, and our patient coordinators and customer service staff will call to inform those of you who have scheduled appointments and frames to pick-up, with more information. Our current Orchard Street shop will remain open until our new shop is up and running.

If you have questions/concerns, feel free to live chat us at www.moscot.com, email us at customerservice@moscot.com, or call us 1-866-667-2687. 

POSTED BY MOSCOT 12/5/2012
 

We're bringing a little extra sun to the Pacific Northwest, where MOSCOT can now be found in two super cool boutiques — Hitchcock Madrona and Seattle Eye M.D.s.

An accessories boutique that prides itself in selecting one-of-a-kind pieces, Hitchcock Madrona, is located in the quiet and charming Seattle neighborhood of Madrona. And to the west, in the heart of Downtown Seattle, Seattle Eye M.D.s, is a comprehensive Eye Care and Eyewear Center.

We're super excited to be working exclusively with these shops, so if you're in the area, come on by -- we'd love to meet you!


POSTED BY MOSCOT 12/3/2012


Ahh, beautiful Tulum, Mexico…one of our favorite spots on earth, with its gorgeous white sand beaches, warm Caribbean Sea, Mayan ruins…and Mr. Blackbird Boutique, a great little shop that we're super excited to say now carries MOSCOT! We're thinking a site visit - strictly business of course - is definitely in order! (Probably in February…) If you're in paradise, make sure you check them out for MOSCOT and all of the other cool handmade goodies they sell. Welcome to the familia!  

Check 'em out, Mr. Blackbird Facebook!
POSTED BY MOSCOT 11/29/2012
 

Mexico City was abuzz with MOSCOT last week thanks to Dr. York, a super cool shop located in Colonia Roma, which threw a MOSCOT Trunk Show for Mexifans! Dr. York shop owner, Jose Juan, turned his entire shop into a mini MOSCOT shop for the night, replete with MOSCOT mannequin heads and a bevy of MOSCOT sunnies and specs. How cool is that?! 

A huge debt of gratitude to Jose,  FORTUNA Mezcal who co-sponsored the event, and to Independent Eyewear, our amazing distribution partner for Mexico, Central and South America! 

POSTED BY MOSCOT 11/7/2012
 

A giant  감사합니다 to our awesome Korean distributor (and friends!), CED, who never cease to amaze us with their creative and beautiful MOSCOT events! 

Last week's MOSCOT Trunk Show, held at The Dunhill Cigar Bar in Seoul, was no exception! 

The aptly named event, "What's New York Fashion," immersed retail shops, press and other guests in a MOSCOT NYC shop like atmosphere, with goodies galore! We just may need to "borrow" a few of their goodies! What an incredible event, and a super fun way to introduce our newest Collection to Korea. We couldn't be more grateful! 



A giant thank you to Yanique Martin of Montreal, Canada, the winner of the MOSCOT/Trivium charity auction in support of the MOSCOT Mobileyes Foundation, with the mission of preserving site and improving lives by providing free medical eyecare, vision screening, and eyewear to New York City's underserved populations. 

Yanique offered the highest bid to win The MOSCOT MENDEL frame worn by Matt Heafy in our recent MOSCOT Metal campaign, tucked inside a one-of-a-kind MOSCOT Eyewear Case autographed by Trivium's own Matt Heafy, Corey Beaulieu, Paolo Gregoletto, and Nick Augusto!!! CONGRATS, Yanique!

All proceeds will benefit MOSCOT Mobileyes Foundation. For more information on The Mobileyes Foundation, please visit our website.

The biggest thank you ever to Trivium, Roadrunner Records, and CharityBids, and to all those who participated in our auction for helping to support to MOSCOT Mobileyes Foundation!

Hurricane Sandy is gone, but NYC (and environs) has a lot of cleaning up to do! There are lots of ways you can help!

Food Bank of New York City is looking for donations and volunteers.

Donate to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.

Or, if medically credentialed, The American Red Cross needs individuals to help support NYC shelters. To volunteer, contact: HealthServices@nyredcross.org

NYC Parks & Recreation needs your assistance with cleanup and recovery. Sign up here.

For our furry friends, The Human Society of the United States needs your help with search and rescue.

Tomorrow, help cleanup Sheepshead Bay in BK.

Looking to volunteer in LES? Lower East Side Recovers matches volunteers and givers with those in need. Get connected here.

Drop off locations in LES for goods like clothing, batteries food and water:

(1) CAAAV 46 Hester Street, phone: 212-473-6485
(2) The Bowery Mission 45-51 Avenue D, phone: 212-777-3424

Volunteer in Red Hook with Red Hook Recovers, who are connecting volunteers and givers in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Get started here.

Red Hook Initiative is collecting toilet paper, water, candles, food, flashlights, cell phone chargers, batteries, paper towels, and paper for printers: 767 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, Phone: 718-858-6782

For more updates on how you can help, follow Huffington Post.


A huge thank you to our European distribution partner, Baumvision Europe, and their awesome PR team in Denmark, Fokus PR Group, for their most excellent Press Day held last week on October 25th in Copenhagen. More than 35 journalists and bloggers including friends from ELLE, ALT for Damerne, Eurowoman, Costume, and BAZAR, to name a few, were on hand to view and try on the 2013 MOSCOT Originals Collection…and some old friends as well! Thanks again to our awesome partners for making this happen, and to press for coming out to see us! We're super grateful for all the support!

APRIL 5, 2011

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