MOSCOT, made in New York with over 100 years of experience.

MOSCOT is a New York City Institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear – The MOSCOT Originals and MOSCOT Spirit Collections.
The brand infuses its unmistakably refined, downtown aesthetic with 0ver 100 years of eyewear expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship to create timeless eyewear. While now recognised as a global fashion brand, the company remains, at heart, a neighbourhood optical shop.

MoscotThe Story

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

MOSCOT Originals

The MOSCOT Originals Collection, based on styles from the family archives from the 1930s – 1970s, celebrates the classic good looks and timeless design born in decades past. The eyewear retains the authenticity of the original frame styles including period details, traditional hardware, and real glass sunglass lenses that precisely duplicate the true old school colors first fabricated by the Company in the 1940s. The faithfully reproduced Collection is available as ophthalmic eyewear or sunglasses, with or without prescription, in a variety of frame and lens color combinations and sizes.

If it’s not a MOSCOT, it’s not an Original.


The Spirit Collection departs from the Moscot family archives, but still shares the same great DNA, including the highest quality materials, period details, and real hardware to ensure the sturdiest possible construction. Featuring the Company’s distinct color palette and signature brass end caps, The Spirit Collection is available as ophthalmic eyewear or sunglasses. Good genes run in the family.

Good genes run in the family.