The 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.


Designed and prototyped in New York City, 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. In our very own New York City labs, MOSCOT carefully inspects every frame before dispensing its eyewear, assuring the best quality and fit.

From in-house frame design to final quality control testing – every MOSCOT frame is adjusted, cleaned, and inspected in our New York City labs before it is packaged and shipped to you!

While now recognised as a global fashion brand, MOSCOT remains, at heart, a neighbourhood optical shop.


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.™


Departing from the Moscot family archives, but still sharing the same great DNA as The MOSCOT Originals, 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 metal end caps, The MOSCOT Spirit Collection is available as ophthalmic eyewear or sunglasses.

Good genes run in the family.

Ask us about MOSCOT Eyewear today. Try an iconic style from a globally successful New York brand.