If these chairs could talk, oh my...the stories they could tell! Grandpa Sol purchased these wooden peg and groove chairs (no nails!) in 1938 and they've been a part of our family ever since! Originally purchased for our first shop on Rivington Street, the chairs moved with us to our Orchard Street shop in 1950, and have been a rest spot for our beloved fans ever since! Two have even made the trip across the pond for MOSCOT events in Europe. They flew first class of course.
One of the top optical shops in Milano, Ottica Bergomi, have done MOSCOT proud with their spectacular window display! Just like MOSCOT, Ottica Bergomi has a long, colorful history that began in Venice in 1948 with Nonno Agostino (like our Grandpa Sol). Fast forward to the present and Ottica Bergomi has stores all across Italy and sells to some of the most fashionable people in the world! Congratulazioni!
Where are you from?
I'm from Melbourne, Australia
What do you do?
My brother and I own a packaging company in Australia
How long have you been a MOSCOT fan?
Since MOSCOT landed in Australia a few years ago!
What is your favorite MOSCOT frame?
The LEMTOSH for my sunglasses and The AVERY for my reading glasses
What are you hobbies/past times?
I love to travel, cook, spend time with family and friends.
Who are you favorite designers?
I would have to say that my current favorite is Australian designer, Akira Isogawa, however being in a city like New York I fall in love with a new designer daily!
We were pleased as punch when "Organic by John Patrick" asked if they could feature The DREW in their new look book. We were even more pleased to see stills from the look book pop up on Vogue.com!
Get to know a MOSCOT Employee. Introducing Milko!
What is your position at MOSCOT?
I’m the Lab Manager for the 14th Street shop.
How long have you worked for MOSCOT?
Almost 12 years. Since September 1999, to be exact.
What is your favorite thing about working for MOSCOT?
Working with many beautiful people.
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?
Spending time with my beautiful daughter and my lovely wife. By the way, today is my wife's birthday. Happy birthday baby!
What is your favorite frame/ which frame do you wear?
I love The ZULU. I wear the Matte Silver ZULU with polarized lenses.
Where would you take your favorite MOSCOT Sun on vacation?
The next time I travel to Peru, I will take my MOSCOT Sun to Machu Picchu and the Nazca lines.
Check out these incredible images taken by, photographer, Brian Rose, of the MOSCOT shop on Orchard Street in 1980 and again in 2011, from his book, Time and Space! Way back when in 1980, Ed Koch was the Mayor of NYC and MOSCOT had just one shop on the LES. Now in 2011, Michael Bloomberg is the Mayor and MOSCOT is a global lifestyle brand, sold at over 400 retailers worldwide.
It's amazing to see how much has changed in the past 30 years in NYC and at MOSCOT, and...how much has stayed the same! (we still see guys on skateboards and headphones in the LES daily!)
We're so excited and humbled by all of the attention The TERRY has received since launching just last week! A HUGE thanks to all of our amazing blogging friends.
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