NEW YORK, August 16, 2012 – MOSCOT, a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear — The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, and MOSCOT Sun Collections — today announced availability at Owl Optical in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, its first representation in the Midwest.
Located near Lake Harriet in South Minneapolis, Owl Optical (http://www.owloptical.com), is owned by husband and wife team, Chris and Julie Hansen, who met 14 years ago at an optical shop and share a love of eyewear.
“As a family owned business with a loyal following, we feel a real kinship with MOSCOT, a family brand, which also believes in the importance of impeccable customer service and the power of a pair of eyeglasses," commented Chris Hansen. "We couldn't be happier about helping MOSCOT make their Midwest debut."
The MOSCOT Originals Collection, based on styles from the MOSCOT archives from 1930 – 1970, celebrates the classic good looks and timeless design born in decades past. The eyewear retains the authenticity of the original frame styles including real glass lenses in the sunglasses, traditional hardware, and lens colors that precisely duplicate the true oldschool colors first fabricated by the Company in the 1940s.
The seasonal MOSCOT Sun Collection, known for its bold, eclectic designs, circa the 1970s – 1990s, departs from the family archives, but still adheres to the core creative values that make each frame distinctively MOSCOT. Big and bold, The 2012 Collection features fine details such as brushed metal on the temples and classic two dot rivets — in addition, of course, to fly style.
All MOSCOT eyewear is handmade using the highest quality materials, real hardware, and hinges that are riveted through the temple and frame fronts to ensure the sturdiest construction possible. Every MOSCOT frame is available as ophthalmic eyewear or sunglasses, with or without a prescription, and is customizable in a variety of frame and lens color combinations and sizes. With nearly 100 years of eyewear expertise, MOSCOT carefully inspects every frame for quality control in our very own labs, housed within our New York City shops, before dispensing eyewear to you.
For more information on new and existing styles from all MOSCOT Collections, and for a complete list of shops selling MOSCOT eyewear, please visit moscot.com.