A breif history
The MOSCOT optical roots were first planted in America by great grandfather and family patriarch Hyman Moscot who arrived from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island in 1899. Hyman began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street on Manhattan’s famed Lower East Side, and by 1915, having amassed a loyal following of customers; he opened the family’s first retail shop at 94 Rivington Street.
MOSCOT is a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear — The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, and MOSCOT Sun Collections. MOSCOT infuses its unmistakably refined, downtown aesthetic with nearly 100 years of eyewear expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship to create its timeless eyewear. All MOSCOT eyewear is handmade using the highest quality materials and real hardware, and MOSCOT carefully inspects every frame for quality control in its own labs, housed within its New York City Shops, before dispensing eyewear to customers worldwide.
About the brand
The MOSCOT brand is a unique mix of history, fashion and humor, and it is the presence of all three of these elements in everything we do that contributes to the uniqueness of our brand.