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, 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!



GET THE T SHIRT IN OUR ONLINE SHOP


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

GNAT Accessories at Kokorokoko

This Friday Kokorokoko will introduce a new accessories line from local fashion designer GNAT. We will be hosting a party from 5-8 at the shop. GNAT has created some special pieces just for Kokorokoko made of glittery vinyl, weirdo plastics and stainless steel hardware. The aesthetic twists childhood into bondage and sprinkles it with glitter. Check out more GNAT creations at gnat-brilmyer.com    



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Style Inspiration: The Spice Girls




When I think of the Spice Girls I think of those explosive girl power pop anthems of my youth  and the wild, eye candy that is Baby, Scary, Sporty, Posh and Ginger.  The Spice Girls spectacularly mash up styles of iconic eras including 60s mod shifts and Go-Go boots, 70s leopard printed jump suits, 90s crop tops and sportswear as well as the vixen fabrics of lace and velvet.  Virtually any girl can rock these bold looks as long as she has equal doses of attitude and awesomeness. 
Check out our online shop for hot vintage finds from the 80s and 90s including this Tommy Hilfiger inspired skirt , fuzzy raver tank tops , Mini backpacksssssssss for days and velvet skirts, dresses and tops.  *GIRL POWER *





Friday, July 19, 2013

Pluto SWEAT IT UP Mix for Kokorokoko

Introducing a new mix series from PLUTO especially for Kokorokoko. CLICK THE IMAGE TO LISTEN This first mix will transport you to the sweaty dance floors of summers past, pour you a drink and dance dirty with you. STAY TUNED for the next installment and listen to other mixes by PLUTO on soundcloud or check the PLUTO facebook page for hot club events, private parties and other sexiness.

Chicago Magazine BEST OF

We were so happy to be named "Best Overall Vintage" Store in Chicago Magazine  last week. Chicago has shown us so much love lately! Thanks to all of our customers and friends who support small business and local vintage stores. Excited to celebrate our 5th year as Chicago's #1 source for hot 80s and 90s vintage!



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer SALE


Today we begin our 30% off Summer Sale at Kokorokoko. 30% off ALL VINTAGE clothing and accessories. Come by tonight for a special event with KINTX BKPX starting at 5 PM today. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Chicago Reader Best of 2013 !

We were honored last week to be included in the Chicago Readers Best Of Chicago issue as runner up for best vintage store. We held the same title in 2011 as well as winning their critics choice award. Take a look at their comprehensive list of all that is "best" in Chicago on their website and keep an eye out for us next year when we take the crown ;-)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Daisy Chain

Between 1989 and 1994 there was a hippy revival ignited by the 20th anniversary of the Woodstock festival and the Summer of Love as well as the election of the first Democratic president in over a decade. Psychedelic color schemes, flower power motifs and loose fitting pattered clothing became ubiquitous. Rock and pop acts as well as hip hop groups saw a "free love" style revolution that united them and encouraged cross pollination of styles and genres.  As rave culture went mainstream the hippy style morphed, becoming over-sized and cartoonish.
We have some really great examples of 90s hippy revival style in a Kokorokoko right now:






This dayglo maxi dress is available in our ONLINE SHOP . The beaded peace sign necklace and 80s plastic charm necklaces are available at our Milwaukee Ave location

                                                   
Prada's SS13 kitschy daisy motif is a great update of the 90s flower power style. The vintage version is avaible at our shop and is from the Limited and features a plastic daisy on the chest and mock neck.

                           

Monday, May 6, 2013

Inspirational Movie :Liquid Sky


I will never forget the first time I watched Liquid Sky . The colors and costumes were just to my taste and the plot was so strange, I had to watch it twice just to take it all in. The soundtrack is killer. The super saturated colors and new wave angles are a constant inspiration at Kokorokoko. We usually have several pieces that would make the cut for the fashion show near the end of the film.
Pale pink and metallic sculptural heels or a hot pink mesh jumpsuit. Both available in our online shop.

Amazing pair of asymmetrical black and white glasses from the 1980s. 
Bold colors in these vintage Bruno Magli heels. 
Ungaro always got it right in the 80s. This perfectly purple oversize wool blazer or pink and black asymmetrical dress could be worn by Margaret in the night club. Check our shop for more hot 80s finds and check out Liquid Sky for a dose of alien inspiration.

...And let's not forget the 90s Rave era shop Liquid Sky in New York. Check out this time capsule: