MOSCOT is a five-generation American luxury eyewear brand headquartered in New York City. It was founded in the Lower East Side neighbourhood of Manhattan in 1915 by Hyman Moscot, which makes it one of the oldest local business in New York City, as well as the 21st oldest eyewear company in the world still operating today.
The frames, eyeglasses and sunglasses together, are categorised under the Moscot Originals and Moscot Spirit Collections. Materials vary from acetate to metal and beta-titanium. In the spring of 2008, the brand teamed up with fashion designer Chris Benz for a limited edition run of four special colours for its classic frame, the "Nebb"; only 200 were available, each numbered for supposed authenticity. The company has since engaged in eyewear collaborations with Simon Miller, Myles Kennedy, Tariq Trotter and Johan Lindeberg for BLK DNM.
Moscot is popularly known for its collaborations and association with many American artists and celebrities. Actor Justin Theroux, a longtime customer of the brand, has a frame named after him based on those his character wore in the 2001 movie Mulholland Drive.
Come visit our Auckland store in Queens Arcade and check out the classic MOSCOT collections.