Moscot is an optical store worldwide known for its iconic glasses. The first store was founded in New York in 1915 at 94 Rivington Street but the brand was already launched in 1899 by Hyman Moscot, who moved from Europe and started selling handmade glasses.
In 1936, the store was reopened at 108 Orchard Street, at the corner of Delancey Street in New York and is still operating today. Later, the second store was opened at 69 West 14th Street at the corner of Sixth Avenue in Manhattan.
Moscot represents the emblem of an art passing on from generation to generation. Indeed, since Hyman Moscot founded the store, this art has been passed on for five generations. The store deals with the production and sale of eyeglasses and sunglasses entirely handmade by expert craftsmen.
Among the many stars who love to wear Moscot glasses there are Leonardo di Caprio, Demi Moore, Harry Styles, Rayan Gosling, Selena Gomez, Michelle Williams, Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga and many others.
The store is a real laboratory: there are everywhere wooden furniture and shelves with the glass top for the display of some handmade pieces and with a variety of drawers, inside which many other glasses can be found. The location is very comfortable and with warm colors: the walls are sometimes not worked with exposed bricks and many paintings about family and Moscot realizations giving the store a vintage atmosphere.