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, 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!  

Saturday, January 23, 2016


 It's winter SALE time at Kokorokoko! All vintage clothing is buy one get one for just $2!! All accessories, books and jewelry are 25% off! 
Vintage crewneck sweatshirts, rugby shirts, dresses, polos shirts, vintage jackets and coats, ladies tops and vintage fleece pullovers all buy one get one for just $2!!! It won't last forever so come in to Kokorokoko today! 

Monday, January 4, 2016


Versace and the supermodels that wore these extravagant designs were the pinnacle of fashion in the 80s and 90s. Silk all over print blouses, leather, gold-- these are all regal staples of haute couture during this time. These designs took risk and were over-the-top and elegant-- combing prints and colors, bright with bold. More is more!


This look was adopted by the daring, including Fran Drescher in her iconic show The Nanny. Best known for fashion with a sense of humor, Fran always came out on set with an outfit that made you wonder what she was even thinking! But, looking back, Fran looks pretty on point with the trends today.

Stop by our store to check out the designs above or go to our Etsy where they will all be posted for sale!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Kokorokoko Featured on LVL3 Media

Local art gallery LVL3 put the spotlight on Kokorokoko this month on their website. Find out what kind of pizza we like and where what we collect! Check out the interview here >>> 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Back before fast fashion brands ruled the world, it was all about brand names. The Limited was responsible for many of the greatest brand names from the 80s: Victoria's Secret, Limited Too, Structure, Forenza and Express to name a few! We put together some outfits with vintage Forenza and Express below. Although ESPRIT was it's own entity, we've included a look a little bit about that similar, iconic line as well! 



During the 80s, The Limited went through a massive expansion which spawned many of today's most popular brands. In 1980, the first Limited Express store opened at Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago, which focused on trendy, fashion conscious women and teenagers. (It still does today!) Forenza was a private label owned by The Limited, which also produced comfortable and trendy clothing for women. Prices varied depending on markets, making The Limited a large profit-- enough to acquire several other brands in the 80s as well! These brand were known for being high-quality and trendsetting. 


ESPRIT first got popularized in the 80s when Ettore Sottsass developed the ESPRIT headquarters in Germany in a complete Memphis Design concept. This iconic theme has never left the brand, and pieces from this time period go from fun, casual sportswear to comfy urban street wear.

These are brands that we constantly look out for and try to stock them as often as possible! Click here to check out our Etsy for more!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Baby It's Cold Outside

It's finally chilly enough to treat yourself to a new coat! The statement-making outerwear of the 80s favored oversized shapes, colorblocking, and bold graphics. See below some of the winter coat styles we have at Kokorokoko! Click the picture to be directed to our Etsy if you are interested in anything!


JNCO, a Los Angeles based company best known for it's extreme, ultra wide leg denim, was first popularized in the 90s. This street look appealed to ravers and skaters as well as many other subcultures. They recently had a revival, so in the spirit of that, here's some awesome vintage JNCO Jeans pieces we have at Kokorokoko! Click the picture to be directed to our Etsy if you are interested in buying anything!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


In 1993, Sonic Youth lead singer/bassist Kim Gordon started a clothing line with stylist Daisy von Furth called X-Girl-- a name that references a then street wear company for boys called X-Large. The company started in LA and was known for fitted graphic tees, A-line dresses and mini skirts. The style feels very Godard-era actress meets skater, which was a drastically different style for the time. Other key elements for this brand: large sunglasses and barrettes- pretty minimal accessories. Take a look at some X-girl inspired outfits below and in our ONLINE SHOP