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Mott Street Optical

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52 Mott St., New York, NY 10013 40.715641 -73.998429
at Bayard St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-431-8188 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$$) High End
  • Products & Services: Eyewear

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Official Website


Mon-Sat, 9:30am-7pm; Sun, 9:30am-6:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.

Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Eyewear


Amid the trays of knockoff handbags and counterfeit sunglasses in Chinatown is this enclave of true designer finds. Names like Dior, Fendi, and Cartier dominate the two long display cases, behind which hovers a blue-shirted army of helpful staffers. The collection favors stylishly thick Elvis Costello–type frames, though there’s a peppering of more sedate wire and frameless options as well. Shades from the likes of Ray-Ban and Calvin Klein can be fitted with prescription lenses, as can the small assortment of swimming goggles. Glasses can be tricked out with Transitions lenses and a variety of scratch-guard and UV-filter coatings, and a certified on-site optician can assist customers in need of an updated prescription.