March 04, 2015 10:01 ET

Iconic New York City Brand, MOSCOT, to Open Flagship Shop in Tokyo, Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN--(Marketwired - Mar 4, 2015) - MOSCOT, the New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear, today announced it will open a new MOSCOT Shop in the heart of Tokyo's fashionable and sophisticated Aoyama neighborhood.

In partnership with Optec Japan Group, the Company's Japanese distribution partner since 2012, MOSCOT Tokyo will officially open on Friday, March 13th, 2015, with an opening party for press and VIP's on Thursday, March 12th, 2015.

The 33-square meter MOSCOT Tokyo Shop, designed by renowned interior design company, Landscape Products, based on original designs by MOSCOT in-house architect, Lloyd Fruchtman AIA, will reflect MOSCOT's signature aesthetic: classic design mixed with downtown New York City culture. MOSCOT Tokyo will offer the full breadth of MOSCOT styles from all three of its Collections -- The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, and MOSCOT Sun -- as well as the quirky tchotchkes and treasures, historical photos, and other vintage décor elements the brand's New York City Shops are so well known for.

"We couldn't be more excited to work with Optec Japan Group to open a MOSCOT Shop in Japan," said Harvey Moscot, Owner of MOSCOT. "Optec Japan Group has been a dedicated and loyal distribution partner. They understand our brand, and as a family business, share our values and dedication. We couldn't have chosen a better partner for this new, exciting endeavor that will bring the authentic MOSCOT experience to fans in Tokyo."

"We share MOSCOT's dedication to customer service, quality products, family values, and passion for the optical business, opening MOSCOT Tokyo is a dream come true," said Noriyuki Yamamoto President and CEO of Optec Japan Group. "We have been working with MOSCOT to build an authentic experience for fans in Tokyo, seamlessly combing MOSCOT's classic aesthetic with traditional Japanese design elements."

MOSCOT Tokyo joins MOSCOT Seoul as the Company's second international Shop, and its fifth location worldwide. The Company's original three Shops, all located in New York City include MOSCOT Court Street, nestled in Brooklyn's historic Cobble Hill neighborhood, MOSCOT 14th Street, and MOSCOT Orchard Street, where it all began nearly 100 years ago. The five-generation family business celebrates its 100 Year anniversary this year.

MOSCOT Tokyo is located at Dai-2 Kuyo Building, Room 102, 5-10-2 Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo 1-7-0062, Japan, and is open daily from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Shop is closed on Tuesdays.

MOSCOT Tokyo Contact Information:
Telephone: +81 3 6434 1070

For more information on MOSCOT, please visit

For more information, or to speak with MOSCOT executives, please contact Jessica Penzari at 718.522.9875, or via email at For more information on new and existing styles from all MOSCOT Collections, and for a complete list of shops selling MOSCOT eyewear, please visit

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. Every MOSCOT frame is available as ophthalmic eyewear or sunglasses, with or without a prescription, and is customizable in a variety of frame and lens color combinations and sizes. With 100 years of eyewear expertise, MOSCOT carefully inspects every frame for quality control in its own labs, housed within its New York City Shops, before dispensing eyewear to customers worldwide.

MOSCOT is a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear -- The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, and MOSCOT Sun Collections. MOSCOT infuses its unmistakably refined, downtown aesthetic with 100 years of eyewear expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship to create its timeless eyewear. While now recognized as a global fashion brand, MOSCOT remains, at heart, a neighborhood optical shop.

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