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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Last weekend, October 19th to 21st, marked our foray into the People's Republic of China. Yay, MOSCOT! Visual Culture, our distributors for Hong Kong and Taiwan (and now PRC!) were on-site at the 2012 Mission Hills Celebrities Pro-Am in Haikou, China for the debut. In celebration, a bevy of superstar athletes and Hollywood celebrities, including Ryan Reynolds, Yao Ming, Andy Garcia, Adrien Brody, and Michael Phelps, were in attendance for the 5-star tournament! The Visual Culture pop-up tent was decked out in MOSCOT gear and so were the celebs that stopped by, including Female pro golfer Danielle Montgomery and Mr. Andy Garcia, pictured below.
THANK YOU Visual Culture for an amazing display and for a successful launch!
We are super duper excited to announce that MOSCOT is now available in Indonesia! The newly opened menswear boutique, OTOKO (otokostore.com), is where you'll find our MOSCOT Originals and MOSCOT Sun Collections. It was an intimate evening, as MOSCOT fans put their best frames forward, while perusing the store displays. Over nibbles and music spins, the store opening was a huge success and we're so flattered and proud to have been a part of it all.
An enormous THANK YOU to our awesome MOSCOT distributor, We Do Asia, for bringing MOSCOT to Indonesia!