Lower East Side Institution, MOSCOT, Now Open in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
NEW YORK, February 01, 2012 – MOSCOT, a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear — The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, and MOSCOT Sun Collections – opened its doors today at 159 Court Street in the historic Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. Fuhgeddaboudit!
The 850 square foot Brooklyn shop incorporates the same unexpected blend of elements that make the Company’s Manhattan shops so fun, eclectic, and inviting including period details from the original MOSCOT shop (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 MOSCOT 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 complimentary 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!”
In addition to the newest MOSCOT shop at 159 Court Street in Brooklyn, MOSCOT shops are also located at 69 W 14th Street and 118 Orchard Street in Manhattan.