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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Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Here's the skinny: nude has become a pretty prominent color in the fashion world in the past few seasons. The nice thing is, it comes in all sorts of shades and goes with just about everything. We put together a few outfits of our favorite nude items here at Kokorokoko. Mix and match with other nude items, or for the less daring, we did more pops of nude so you stay on trend. Take a look below and don't forget to try for yourself!

Nike "Just Do It" Vintage T-Shirt paired with long white men's denim shorts, 5-panel black leather hat and silver link chain

Memphis-style print top paired with tea length khaki skirt, fringe earrings and reflective sunglasses

Swatch khaki jacket paired with printed bike shorts, striped purse and reflective sunglasses

All-over-print harem pants paired with gold sparkly tank top and Express faux fur coat

UMEN khaki coat paired with 90s long men's patchwork shorts, gold chain and printed bucket hat

Message us if you are interested in any items and keep an eye on our instagram @Kokorokokovintage so you can see when we get new stuff!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

DEEE LOVELY: Psychedelic Revival

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The iconic group Deee-Lite was not only known for their eclectic house music, but also for their outlandish style that spanned over several decades. Their 60s-meets-70s-meets-90s approach helped to make them one of the most easily recognizable groups; I mean who could forget those Fluevogs?

Below are some outfits put together out of select Kokorokoko pieces inspired by the style of Deee-Lite, Lady Miss Kier, DJ Towa Tei and DJ Dmitri. A strong focus was put on psychadelic horizontal stripes, bright, mismatching colors and over sized 70s sunglasses. Key brands here: John Fluevog, Serious, JNCO, Fubu and Marina Fini jewelry.

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Contact us if you are interested in any pieces! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @kokorokokovintage

Friday, July 31, 2015

Kokorokoko on WGN

Back in April Kokorokoko was lucky enough to get a visit from WGN Around Town. The live segment was seen my all of Chicagoland as we got a chance to show off our hot finds from the 80s and 90s!
Check out a portion of the segment above ^^^

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


First popularized by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Lakers in the late 80s, LA Gear was the quintessential LA lifestyle shoe. Though through the early 90s, it struggled to reach the same success it once had, LA Gear styles still seem quite futuristic and throwback at the same time.

Since it's relaunch of classic styles, such as LA Lights and KAJ sneakers, LA Gear has seen a new appreciation for a line almost forgotten about.

Sadly, there hasn't been any rereleases of the LA Gear clothing or accessories, but lucky for you, we love LA Gear at Kokorokoko! Check out some outfits we put together using select LA Gear pieces after the jump, and contact us if you see something you like!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

6 Year Anniversary Sale and Party This Weekend!

Well it's been 6 years since we opened Kokorokoko and we are celebrating by having a crazy buy one get one sale this weekend. Starting Friday the 13th (eek!) all vintage clothing will be buy one get one for just 66 cents! Come early for the best selection.
Friday evening we will be serving drinks and cupcakes!!! Come say hi and cehck out all the hot 80s and 90s vintage gear we've been hoarding all winter>>> THANK YOU CHICAGO FOR 6 AMAZING YEARS! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Zooted Living Launch

Friday April 11th we welcome our newest brand to Kokorokoko ZOOTED LIVING
Silk screened shirts, caps and jackets as well as shorts and parts will be available from this local Chicago brand. One of a kind artwork that celebrate peace and unity Zooted Living is a perfect match for the 90s vibe at Kokorokoko. Come have first look at this up and coming local brand during the "Back to the Crib" party from 5-9 PM. Take 25% off our vintage collection and enjoy beverages courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Kokorokoko Turns 5 !

Kokorokoko has been Chicago's #1 source for 80s and 90s vintage for 5 whole years and we are ready to celebrate! Join us THURSDAY MARCH 13th as we look back on 5 years of wild styles, radical artwork and vintage fashion. We will be hosting an all day party at our Milwaukee Avenue location during store hours with a special celebration at night from 9PM-2AM at Beauty Bar (1444 W. Chicago Ave).
We are collaborating with some of our favorite designer, artists and bloggers for an evening filled with surprises.
The Boogie Munsters and Night Moves DJs will be spinning hot 80s and 90s vinyl all night. Isa from Chicago Looks and Chicago fashion blog Tres Awesome will be snapping photos, so come dressed in your favorite Koko look!
Plus Kokorokoko T shirts from Zooted Living, Kokorokoko posters from Clay Hickson, Custom club artwork by Patrick Burnell, AJ Sacco and Leo De Janerio. PBR is sponsoring a hosted bar from 9-10 and there will be drinks specials all night! Come through and give us some love!
Original Kokorokoko at 1112 N Ashland 2009-2012
Milwaukee Ave Kokorokoko 
5 years old! What a trip! 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Kokorokoko Street Style Summit

Join Kokorokoko and Chicago Looks at the first Kokorokoko Street Style Summit at Beauty Bar this Thursday from 9-2. Photo booth with Caleb Condit Photography with styling by Sasha Hodges from Kokorokoko. PLUTO and the Night Moves DJs 
RSVP for hosted bar from 9-10 at do312.com

Sunday, December 22, 2013

New Accessories at Kokorokoko

We are super excited to carry Leroy's Place accessories at Kokorokoko. All of your favorite stars from the 80s and 90s hand painted and made into acrylic jewelry. We have Tupac pendants, Hall and Oats earrings, David bowie keychains as well as cufflinks and rings. Above is pictured the Michael Jackson necklace.

We are also stoked to carry Wu-Tang Clan earrings and pins hand made by local designer Krabby
His designs are super lightweight with black hardware. They aint nothin to fu*k with!
Now that it's the holidays we are stocked up with action figures, hacky sacks, vintage trading cards, Medusa's Make Up and weed leaf socks. Come by the shop or check out our online offerings in our WEBSHOP

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Nylon Magazine $100 Shopping Spree at Kokorokoko!

Kokorokoko has partnered with Nylon magazine to bring you a one time offer that can't be beat all you have to do is sign up today for the Nylon Daily Newsletter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate ! 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pee's Video Corner : Scuba Looks via Neneh Cherry

Kokorokoko would like to welcome out newest blogger Pee Eff. Her video knowledge is deep and wide. Get ready to see some real gems from the 80s and 90s. Here's what she on this month :
Check out this awesome video from Neneh Cherry's 1988 amazing debut album "Raw Like Sushi". Here at Kokorokoko we are gagging at how current this video feels. A lot of  scuba inspired looks have been popping up on spring 2014 runways. I'm especially stoked on these scuba dresses:

You can get your own splashy looks from Kokorokoko's ONLINE SHOP!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chicago Reader Blog post

Big thanks to Isa from Chicago Looks for taking some great photos of the shop and interviewing Kokorokoko's Sasha Hodges for the Chicago Reader Blog The Bleeder last week. Check out the post on the Reader site it's real cute :-D

Vinyl Expressionz at Kokorokoko

We are now carrying Vinyl Expressionz jewelry at Kokorokoko! One of a kind jewelry made from vinyl records. Come check out our selection or click over to the Vinyl Expressionz website for the full line.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Back Room: Odd Obsession at Kokorokoko

Odd Obsession Movies and Kokorokoko have teamed up to create an installation called 'The Back Room" inside of Kokorokoko. Come browse a huge collection of 70s and 80s VHS big box porn tapes for sale or grab one of the exclusive "Back Room" T shirts we designed together. It's a truly unique experience!