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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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Patrick Nagel

Patrick Nagel's art, infamous for gracing nail salons across the globe, was a luxury loft staple for all cocaine culture gents and babes of the 80s. Nagel reached a wide audience regularly illustrating Payboy, but perhaps is best known image for the cover of Duran Duran's album, Rio. Although he used photographs of models and Playboy Playmates during the creation of his iconic images, the resulting illustrated women are strikingly similar. Who is this reappearing form, who is Nagel's anima? 

Nagel died from a heart attack in the mid-1980s directly after an appearance at the American Heart Association's Aerobathon. The aesthetic of his pieces has endured for decades and his work is some of the most recognizable art in history!

 

Stop by our store for rare framed Nagel posters in a range of mysterious poses!




Thursday, September 15, 2016

LIZ CLAIBORNE


Liz Claiborne was a fashion icon and clothing designer from the 70s through the 90s best known for her moderately priced women's sportswear separates. She was the first woman to be honored in the Fortune 500 list, having sold over a billion under her Liz Claiborne clothing line. She was also the first to suggest that department stores give her collections their own department so people could shop it as a whole.

Liz Claiborne is remembered by her iconic large oval glasses and short hair-- sophisticated and powerful. Her collections mirrored the feminist power politics of the 1980s with large shoulder pads, menswear and bold colors and prints.

Check out some cool Liz Claiborne pieces we have at the shop below! This is a brand we are always stocking, so keep an eye out on our Instagram!!



 


Saturday, September 10, 2016

CHANCE THE RAPPER WEARS KOKOROKOKO


Check out Chance the Rapper at the MTV VMA's this year wearing a Michael Jackson pin from Kokorokoko! So cool! Stop by the store and pick one up for yourself.





And here's Chance with Beyonce wearing a vintage ringer tee from Kokorokoko. Get the look with these ringer tees we are currently selling:





Chance the Rapper styled by Whitney Middleton!




Wednesday, September 7, 2016

COOL TAGS!

Check out our top 8 cool vintage 80s and 90s tags of the week below! And don't forget to check us out on Instagram and Etsy for more!







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!