How long have you worked for MOSCOT?
I’ve worked at MOSCOT almost two years
Your favorite thing about working for MOSCOT?
My favorite thing about working at MOSCOT is adjusting frames. Every day people come in wearing crooked, uncomfortable, and generally ill fitting eyewear. Spending a few minutes straightening their frame with the hot air blowers can make a huge difference in their day. It is both form and function.
Your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?
When I’m not working at MOSCOT, I go on long bike rides that take me far away from Manhattan.
Your favorite frame/ what frame do you wear?
The frame I wear is The TUMMEL in black. It’s a mixture of one part NEBB and one part LEMTOSH.
Where would you take your favorite MOSCOT Sun on vacation?
I would take my MOSCOT Sun to Montauk. I did last year and it went swimmingly, no pun intended. Don’t wear your glasses in the ocean though; a wave can take your glasses away. It happened to a customer of mine who lives in the Far Rockaways.
A summer hot spot for Italians, Rimini is currently covered in snow and MOSCOT! Check out these beautiful images of Occhi di Gard, a charming shop in Rimini, Italy that has done MOSCOT proud with their incredible window displays. If we didn't know better, we might think a new MOSCOT shop had opened in Italy! Well done and thank you for a fantastic job, Occhi di Gard!
In between gigs at the Bowery Ballroom and Brooklyn Bowl, Ha Ha Tonka stopped by The MOSCOT Gallery and Music Space on February 11th to play a special stripped down, acoustic set. The guys played old folk/Americana classics as well as original, upbeat hits like "Usual Suspects" off their latest album, Death of a Decade. It was a blast having Missouri-based Ha Ha Tonka bring some of their Southern rock to our hometown shop!
It's been a great opening week for MOSCOT Court Street, with warm wishes galore from fans, neighbors and press.
We're so grateful to GQ.com, Racked, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and Brownstoner for helping trumpet our arrival in Brooklyn! A huge thank you to everyone for all of your support!
We're extremely excited to announce that we've opened the doors to our new shop at 159 Court Street in the historic Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. Fuhgeddaboudit!
Our new shop incorporates the same unexpected blend of elements that make our Manhattan shops so fun, eclectic, and inviting, including period details from our original MOSCOT shop on the Lower East Side (circa 1930), and vintage pieces sourced from around the world that ensure an authentic historical customer experience.
In addition, the street level shop’s giant windows (which bear an uncanny resemblance to the original MOSCOT storefront on Rivington Street, circa 1934) provide the perfect canvas for us to entertain fans with an ever-changing series of whimsical displays – the first of which is a cadre of Great Grandpa Hymans assigned to welcome visitors to the new shop.
MOSCOT Court Street will stock The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit and MOSCOT Sun Collections, as well as complementary brands, Bevel, Lindberg, Mykita, Paul Frank, and children’s eyewear brand, BBig.
“MOSCOT has had a home in Downtown Manhattan for nearly a hundred years and for that we’re very grateful,” said Co-President, Wendy Simmons. “Our opening in Brooklyn is really a return to our roots since Brooklyn was the home of the third generation of Moscots – and nothing feels better than coming home!”
We look forward to seeing old fans and new at 159 Court Street!
Another day, another day of fantastic MOSCOT displays from our incredible MOSCOT partners! Today we have brilliant team at LensLab to thank who have truly outdone themselves with their gorgeous display in the their sunny Cancun, Mexico store. A HUGE GRACIAS to LensLab! Nos encanta!
Visual Culture, our incredible distribution partner for Hong Kong and China, has created a stunning MOSCOT display at their new flagship store in Hong Kong. The incredible display captures the essence of MOSCOT, creating an exceptional experience for MOSCOT fans on the other side of the globe! Mh goi saai, Visual Culture!
Ah, Paris! So many reasons to love you…not the least of which is the lovely MOSCOT window our friends at Vogue Optique in the Neuilly sur Seine have just installed! We're thrilled and elated to be featured so beautifully in one of the world's most gorgeous cities! A huge merci beaucoup!
…Early next month, MOSCOT, the eyewear brand, will open a shop in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, at 159 Court Street. Although MOSCOT has been a Manhattan staple since 1889, this is its first outpost across the bridge. It will sell favorites like the circular LEMTOSH frames and the square-shape NEBB style, each $225.