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Premier Event

Saturday 6th July | 9-5pm

15% discount

Prosecco & Nibbles


MOSCOT is a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear. MOSCOT infuses its unmistakably refined, downtown aesthetic with over 100 years of eyewear expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship to create its timeless eyewear. While now recognized as a global fashion brand, MOSCOT remains, at heart, a neighborhood optical Shop.

The MOSCOT optical roots were first planted in  America by great Grandfather, 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.

By 1915, having amassed a following of loyal  customers, Hyman opened the family’s first retail  Shop, MOSCOT’s at 94 Rivington Street, and the rest,  as they say, is history!

In 1925, Hyman’s son, Sol, at the tender age of  only 15, joined the family business and helped take  over the reins. By 1936, MOSCOT was settled at 118  Orchard Street, on the corner of Delancey Street,  which would be its home for the next eight decades.

Sol’s son, Joel, began presiding over the “House of  MOSCOT” in 1951. Charming, dedicated, and devoted  to his customers, Joel quickly made his mark— overseeing the Shop and conveying the family’s  values to his sons, who would soon become the  fourth generation of Moscots to take the helm.

In 1986, Joel’s son, Dr. Harvey Moscot, entered the  family business as the first Doctor of Optometry.  He not only founded the MOSCOT Mobileyes  non-profit to give back to New York City but also  started MOSCOT Music to support up-and-coming  artists in the downtown community – and continues  to look for ways to give back to the community.

In March 2013, Harvey’s son, Zack Moscot, a formally  trained industrial designer, came on board, making  him the first Chief Design Officer and fifth generation  Moscot to join the family business.

After 106 years in business, in October 2021,  MOSCOT moved the ‘cart’ down the block one  final time. Opening their original Shop in 1915 at  94 Rivington Street, one could call it fate that over  a century later, the eyewear purveyor makes a  permanent home at 94 Orchard Street!

With over a century of expertise, MOSCOT has  successfully opened more than 25 Shops around the  globe, from Los Angeles to London and Tokyo to  Paris, to add to its five Shops in New York City.  Today MOSCOT is available in over 2,500 specialty 
retail and optical shops in over 50 countries.


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