Moscot is a five-generation, American luxury eyewear brand, headquartered in New York City, specializing in optical frames and sunglasses. It was founded in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan in 1915 by Hyman MoscotThe MOSCOT optical roots were first planted in America by Great 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.
The MOSCOT Originals Collection, based on styles from the Moscot family archives from the 1930s – 1980s, celebrates the classic good looks and timeless design born in decades past. If it’s not a MOSCOT, it’s not an original. The MOSCOT Spirit Collection departs from the Moscot family archives, but still shares the same great DNA as The MOSCOT Originals. Good genes run in the family.