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!
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
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Prince's singular, androgynous, New Romantic fashion can be found on the racks today at Kokorokoko where we have always celebrated and drawn inspiration from his bold style.
REST IN PEACE
Monday, April 25, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Mini backpacks were the go-to purse in the 90s. Leading brands like Prada and Adidas pioneered this style early on, and the cool girl in every movie always had one. (Think Clueless, Spice World, Moesha, etc) They're hard to keep in stock at Kokorokoko, but we are always on the hunt! Check out some unique styles we have below- and thanks to our associate Amina for posing outside our shop!
One bag in particular that we currently have in stock has a cool story behind it! Purple Moon was a video game company in the 90s that focused on encouraging girls friendship and decision making. This game came out during a girl games movement when video games were aimed primarily at boys. How cool that this helped pave the way for all genders to enjoy games! In 1999, this company was bought out by Mattel.
Still buggin cuz you don't have one? Go check out our Etsy!
Thursday, April 14, 2016
New York in the 80s has always been a point of reference here at Kokorokoko. We're always stocking up on cool graphic tees, tops and hats! Check out the amazing red sleeveless sweatshirt with the rose detail below as well as the shimmery gold skyline tee with comedy/tragedy masks!
I think my favorite part about visiting New York is definitely taking some souvenirs back with me! These items are a cool way to remember that one time you partied there, lost your wallet and your phone and all you got was a lousy t-shirt.
Friday, April 1, 2016
It's that time again!! Our annual SPRING SALE is here! For one day only, April 9th, it's 20% off everything! We'll also have refreshments from Perrier and DJ sets from Jimmy Munoz, Teen Witch Fan Club and Hijo Pródigo! Hours are from 11am to 8pm. Come say hi and get a deal on some spring essentials!! :)
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Last week we released our first enamel pin! The design was taken from a vintage shirt and features a cool skateboarding cat listening to a walkman! Love this little guy! He can be purchased from our etsy shop >>> Keep an eye out for our next enemal creation :-)
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Growing up, I remember seeing Popples and thinking how cute they were! These small, brightly colored teddy bears turned into balls when you fold them up! They even had cute names like Potato Chip, Pancake and Puzzle. Very similar to Care Bears, but maybe a little crazier! So, in the spirit of Easter, we put together a few outfits inspired by the season and of these cuddly 80s treasures. :)
on left: Pink floral overalls by Choices from Gitano, sz. L, ($42), Pastel safety pin necklace ($10)
on right: Metallic silver cap by Reebok ($24), White denim vest by Jep's ($24) , Pastel Chevron dress by Jr. Dressworks ($34) , Silver Chain ($38)
above: Pastel striped shorts by JC Penney ($26), Hand knit sweater ($24), Acrylic sunglasses w/ polychrome mirrored lenses ($15)
on left: Baseball cap by Von Dutch ($34), T-shirt by Van Cort ($28), Lime green shorts by JJS ($32)
on right: Button up by Bugle Boy ($32), Fannypack by Ave Dee ($36), Jeans by Levi's ($28)
Thursday, March 3, 2016
In the 90s, every teen girl was waiting for the mailman to drop of her new dELiA*s catalog so she could flip through each page for hours on end-- putting hearts around all the stuff she wanted! I always remember the models being like cool tomboy raver chicks with an attitude. Iconic brands like Buggirl, Tasty and Route66 were mixed and matched with silver ball chains, chokers and platform sneakers! The alternating caps quotes around each picture gave the catalog a personal, school notebook sort of vibe. Check out our inspired pics below! :)
mAKe wAy fOR a dELiA*s pHOToSHooT!!!
fLiRTY sHoRT sKirTs, StRipES, & cAT eYEs! mEOw!
fOXy giRL iN fLOrAls! fROm cLAss to sASs!!
skATeR CHiCK on the pR0wL! wAtCH ouT BoyS!
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Princess Diana was best known for her glamorous and refined style. She was trendy, classy, and always took risks. Today people remember her as one of the most recognized and influential style icons of the 80s and 90s. Below, we picked three paparazzi shots and styled three similar outfits with vintage outfits from the shop!
Don't forget a matching hat!