NEW YORK, October 15, 2015 — Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, MOSCOT “walks” into Morocco today with the announcement that its iconic eyewear — The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit and MOSCOT Sun Collections — are now available for purchase in shops in Casablanca and Rabat. Morocco is the second country in Africa where fans can find MOSCOT frames without boarding a plane in the fog!
MOSCOT, the New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear, and which celebrates its 100th birthday this year, is working with its new Moroccan distribution partner, Grande Optique, now making available the full breadth of MOSCOT styles from all three of its Collections in six shops in the Kingdom. There are plans to expand availability to additional cities in Morocco in the coming year.
“There is much more to Morocco beyond traditions, markets and ryads. Our country fully embraces urban influences in our major cities, our rich café culture, and of course, in our fashion. Morocco is ready for an independent New York eyewear brand with a rich history — that has been an influencer in popular culture everywhere,” said Amine Ouaritni, Director of Development for Grande Optique.
“We’re excited that MOSCOT is now available in Morocco, where the sun shines 364 days a year,” said Dr. Harvey Moscot, owner of MOSCOT. “Amine Ouaritni of Grande Optique has worked tirelessly to launch our brand in locations that share our values and dedication to customer service.
MOSCOT is now available at the following shops:
Grande Optique Hassan
2, Rue Abou Inane, Hassan
Tél: 05 37 26 14 22
Fax:08 08 33 97 58
Grande Optique Marjane Ryad
B19 Bis Centre commercial Marjane Hay Ryad
Tél: 05 37 71 72 59
Fax: 08 08 33 94 13
Grande Optique Morocco Mall
L02.13 Centre commercial Morocco Mall
TEL : 05 22 79 66 63
Rue Ain Atti et Angle Mohammed Sijilmassi Bourgogne
TEL : 05-22-49-17-37 FAX : 05-22-49-17-38
Angle rue de l’Atlas et Assad Ibnou Zarrara Maarif
TEL : 05-22-98-09-15 FAX : 05-22-98-08-96
AXE Optical CIL
08 RUE IFRANE HAY ESSALAM
TEL : 05-22-36-35-19 FAX : 05-22-36-98-22
MOSCOT has been sold at VisionView in Capetown, South Africa since the start of 2012. Morocco marks the second country in Africa to sell MOSCOT eyewear.
MOSCOT eyewear is now available in 51 countries 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 from a pushcart nearly 100 years ago. The five-generation family business celebrated its 100 Year anniversary in January this year.