KOKOROKOKO is a vintage boutique specializing in fashion from the 1980s & 1990s!
We are located at 1323 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2 blocks north of the Division Blue Line stop
Please come by and check out our hot vintage finds from the 80s and 90s! If you would like to shop online click HERE!
Store hours are M-S 12-7 pm and Sunday 12-6 pm

Also check out Kokorokoko in the PRESS!!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON


United Colors of Benetton started in the 60s, but is best known as the colorful global fashion brand of the 80s. The style is very preppy, with a nautical touch-- always accentuating the full color spectrum. The ads featured super saturated primary colors, cool patterns and extra large logos. Alongside Hilfiger, Nautica, Esprit and Limited Express-- Benetton prominently sold fashionable and stylish basics, mis-matched in a variety of shapes and patterns.

This brand is also notorious for creating controversial ads featuring images unrelated to their products, but with strong political messages. Oliviero Toscani, the photographer given control over this marketing, helped mark a change in the political climate, especially in the 90s. These images created awareness of racism, interracial relationships, homosexuality, HIV, homelessness and violence through advertisements.


Check out our Etsy! We are always stocking vintage 80s and 90s United Colors of Benetton!



Friday, July 22, 2016

TROLLS!


Troll dolls were one of the most popular toys from the 70s through the 90s. Everyone remembers these creepy, yet cute, collectible toys that are said to bring good luck! They originated in Denmark in the 50s and were originally called a Dam Doll after the creator- but because of a loophole in their copyright, most people remember them by their bootlegs made by Russ among other brands. These little toys transcended into TV shows, movies, trading cards and even video games!

Wanna pump up the jam on your Troll collection? We've got a full stock here at Kokorokoko! They range in price from $4 to $14 depending on what size. Come check us out and adopt one of these super cute Trolls!



Don't forget to check out our Instagram!




Wednesday, June 29, 2016

BEACH WEAR!!!


We've got tons of new 80s and 90s beach wear at Kokorokoko!! Come check out our men's and women's vintage swim suits, coverups and more! Keep an eye on our Instagram and Etsy for new items daily. We also have new extended hours. See below!

KOKOROKOKO HOURS:
Monday 12-7
Tuesday 12-7
Wednesday 12-7
Thursday 12-8
Friday 12-8
Saturday 11-8
Sunday 11-7





Monday, June 20, 2016

HAPPY PRIDE 2016!


The 47th Annual Pride Parade is this coming weekend on June 26! Have fun and please remember to BE SAFE! Come check out Kokorokoko for some funky, one-of-a-kind vintage finds! We put together some outfits below to show your spirit!









While it is a time for the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate, it is also a time to remember all of those who lost their lives in Orlando. 


Tonight at 7pm, Berlin Nightclub is hosting a benefit for OneOrlando, a fund created in response to tragedy in Orlando. The funds raised will go towards the needs of the victims and their families. It will feature 25 drag performers and 65 raffle prizes from local businesses. Doors at 7, starts at 8! 

For more information on the efforts of OneOrlando, visit OneOrlando.org!




Thursday, June 2, 2016

Totally Stoked!


The Max is NOW OPEN in Wicker Park! This Saved By The Bell-inspired pop-up diner and bar has been reconstructed to look exactly like the original. Kokorokoko is the official outfitter bringing all the hot vintage finds from the 80s and 90s ! Pretty gnarly right? 
The Max is open daily and has a variety of events and surprises from June through August! 



Costume contest?! Come to Kokorokoko and we'll get you ready to win! We have authentic vintage from the 80s and 90s to get you set to be Zack, Kelly, Lisa, AC , Jessie or Screech!





Monday, May 16, 2016

OP ART!


One of our favorite patterns to stock at Kokorokoko is op art! This psychedelic style has been around since the 60s and gives the impression of movement, flashing, swelling or warping.

These designs evoke Rorschach ink blot drawings and speak to the subconscious mind to create a sense of disequilibrium. In our examples, the two items on the far right demonstrate how during the 80s, some op art designs were used for more high-brow fashion silhouettes. In the 90s, this style was used in more of a raver context. Jean-Paul Gaultier is the best example of the combination of both of these ideas: intellectual club kid style, in his 90s collections using the "droid" print below.



Check out these patterns! 





We have these items and more being added every day!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

CHEAP THRILLS THIS SATURDAY!


Don't forget! We will have a booth this Saturday, May 14th at Emporium for Cheap Thrills!! Huge closeout sale featuring KOKOROKOKO and all your favorite local boutiques and indie designers! Don't sleep on this!



"Join us at our favorite spot, Emporium Logan Square for our semi annual spring Cheap Thrills Event. Bring your friends and come get the most bang for your buck. We've got a killer line up this time around and we hope to see some faces! Also, Donermen food truck will be there with all the best German street food one could ask for. Drink, shop, play games, $AVE!"


See you there! It's all day from 11-6!! Click here to RSVP on Facebook!

If you can't make it, you can always check out our Etsy!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

I.O.U.


     

I.O.U. was a preppy status symbol of the late 80s, early 90s. Though it didn't last long as a company, this brand, sold through Merry-Go-Round from 1989-1992, was a must have for every teenager in high school. This collegiate style gave people a more mature or smart vibe with words like "Premier", "Legendary", "Limited Edition", "First" arched across the front in extra large colorful fonts. These look best over-sized and paired with leggings or shorts! Keep an eye out at our shop and on Etsy as we're always stocking these super comfy statement pieces!

   





Check out this super cool tag from a tank top!