Ever since Hyman Moscot started selling specs from a pushcart on Orchard Street in 1899, this family-run institution has been the most recognizable name in New York eyewear. Now run by fourth-generation brothers, the three sleek shops sell well-known labels, as well as their own two collections: vintage-inspired Moscot Originals and Moscot Spirit, the more modern line ($199—$249).
69 W 14th St
|Cross street:||at Sixth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 10am–7pm, Sat 10:30am–6pm, Sun noon–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V to 14th St (Sixth Ave)|