Whats New

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!

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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!


Check out GQ.com here.

Check out Racked here.

Check out Brooklyn Daily Eagle here.

Check out Brownstoner here. 

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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!

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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!

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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! 

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It's been a great week for MOSCOT Brooklyn! :) The New York Times gave us a great shout out today! Three weeks and counting…

PS. Orchard Street got a nice little mention last week too.


Scouting Report


…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.


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We were blown away with excitement (and INCREDIBLY humbled) to discover that Racked, THE authority on all things retail, has named MOSCOT Court Street (opening February 1st, yay!) one of "THE TOP TEN RETAIL SPACES TO WATCH IN 2012" along with other iconic retailers Celine, Tiffany, Christian Louboutin, and YSL. To be included amongst such a venerable group of fashion power houses – let alone be named one of the top spaces to watch - is truly an honor. Thank you, Racked!



Our new Brooklyn Shop is creating quite a buzz in NYC, and we couldn't be more excited! Featured in New York Magazine and Time Out New York this week, MOSCOT Brooklyn is set to make a splash at 159 Court Street. We're so excited for the grand opening on February 1st! Keep checking Eye Spy for MOSCOT Court Street progress reports!

New Stores 

MOSCOT - Since making its fashion mark four generations ago in Manhattan, this renowned family-run vintage eyewear company opens its third location in Brooklyn (the other two are in the lower East Side and in Chelsea). Exposed brick walls and antique chairs indue the 850-square foot space with a heritage feel, and complement the classic, house-brand style such as old-school lorgnettes ($225-$290) and sophisticated square reading glasses ($255). Stop by for a routine eye exam ($110) before picking up rounded trifocals with colored lenses ($255) and thin-rimmed oval spectacles ($225). 159 Court Street between Dean and Pacific Sts, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

Resolve To Shop 

…97 year old eyewear brand MOSCOT will make its first foray into the designer-glasses hotbed of brownstone Brooklyn (159 Court St., nr Pacific St., Cobble Hill; 212-647-1550). The store will include an on-site optometrist, loads of vintage-inspired acetate frames, and antique photo's, letters, and knickknacks from the Moscot family archive on the walls.


 (Marliyn - 5th from the left)

Introducing Marilyn!

What is your position at MOSCOT? 
I'm a buyer for third party frames and I work in sales at the Orchard Street Shop.


How long have you worked for MOSCOT? 
I started working at MOSCOT when knee socks and Bass Weejuns were the rage!


What is your favorite thing about working for MOSCOT? 
I love interacting with the customers.


What is your most memorable MOSCOT moment? 
I can’t say there is one memorable moment in my career but thinking about it now, it is pretty awesome that I worked along side Sol, Joel and Heshie.


What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?
My favorite thing to do when not at work is spend time with my family. 


What is your favorite frame/ what frame do you wear? 
I wear many different frames, but my favorite is the small grey NEBB.

APRIL 5, 2011