MOSCOT (our eyewear brand of the year 2008) has come a long way since patriarch Hyman Moscot started slinging eyeglasses from a puschart down on NYC's Lower East Side back in the early 1900s. Today, with fourth generation MOSCOT-ians Kenny and Dr. Harvey Moscot running the ship, each of the company's locations (Orchard Street, 14th Street and Forest Hills) feature over 1000 frames from top-notch eyewear and sunglass designers.

Besides the company's bread and butter Originals line that focuses on vintage inspired eyewear, MOSCOT recently launched Spirit, a new range that mixes the elements of Originals with a new-school twist. In addition to the great selection, shoppers are able to take advantage of MOSCOT's on-site eye-care services like routine check-ups and visual examinations. Consider them Sunglass Hut on cool steroids. Read on for some standout frames and location info...

Limited Edition Nebb Frames, $220
Classic Lemtosh Frames, $179

118 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

69 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011

107-20 Continental Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375