Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat, 10:30am-6pm; Sun, noon-6pm
F, G at Bergen St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
In a quintessential brownstone, long-established eyewear retailer Moscot offers heritage and contemporary styles to bespectacled Brooklynites. Shellacked brick and butter-colored walls display mounted glass cases, black-and-white family photographs and a 1946 The New Yorker magazine cover depicting the glasses-maker’s Orchard Street location. Licensed opticians and optometrists staff the store, where classic midcentury designs and reimagined historic shapes are exhibited in different locations—in a central U-shaped display counter, on decoupaged mannequin heads, and among vintage suitcases, record players, and pipes. Selections are clean, simple, and stylish, and in addition to brand’s own lines, like the Moscot Originals and Moscot Spirit collections, the store also stocks styles from Paul Frank, Lindberg, Bevel, and Dutch kids’ brand, BBig.