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, August 24, 2016

FLY GIRLS FASHION


The Fly Girls were the dance crew for one of the most iconic 90s comedy sketch shows, In Living Color, for 5 seasons. Choreographed by famous dancing queen Rosie Perez, the Fly Girls were not only known for amazing dance skills but sick fashion! They definitely had a way of catching your attention! Over the course of the series, many members came and went, most notably Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Ann Inaba and Lisa Marie Todd! 

With Halloween coming up fast, this could be a great opportunity to get your 90s fashion on and break out some funky dance moves with your friends. The Fly Girls always somehow matched, so we put together 5 looks below. Key things to keep in mind: gold jewelry, fishnets and patent leather shoes are a must! Velvet and flowy tops with fitted bottoms would be perfect too! Wear something that makes you stand out!


 


 





Saturday, August 13, 2016

25% SUMMER SALE!


TODAY! All vintage clothing will be 25% off thru Sunday for our SUMMER SALE! We are hosting a party 11AM - 8PM with DJs Teen Witch Fan Club and Ariel Zetina plus refreshments from Perrier and David's Tea aaaand we will be giving away Riot Fest passes!! Come say hi!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

COOL VINTAGE TAGS!!

Sometimes the tag is just as cool as the garment it's on! Here's our top 8 cool 80s and 90s vintage tags of the week! Don't forget to check us out for more on Instagram!!





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!