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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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

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cheap Thrill Warehouse Sale this Weekend!

We will be at the 10th Cheap Thrills event in Logan Square this weekend! Come visit. Half price vintage, accessories and sunglasses plus tons of other vendors with slashed prices, drinks and arcade games! Fun for everyone!


One of my personal style inspirations is the work of Shoichi Aoki, the original street style fashion photographer from Japan. Aoki's line of work, including magazines STREET, TUNE, FRUiTS and .RUBY have been documenting the ever changing fashion in Japan since the late 80s. The streets of Harajuku have been an iconic place for off-the-wall style choices for years and it still maintains today. Aoki released two books combining the "best of" from his magazines called FRUiTS and FRESHFRUiTS with photographs taken between 1997-2000. (We sell these at our shop!)

The best way to describe the fashion in these books comes from Aoki himself: "I am struck by the inventiveness and freedom of the teenagers that appear within these pages as well as the creativity in of their own personal sense of style," he said. "Kids from all over Japan come to Harajuku to check out the latest fashions and become influenced by what they see and so a new trend is born." The DIY and designer vibe combined with classic elements from Japanese culture are so striking on these pages!

So, in the essence of these kids, I put together a few gender neutral outfits that I hope capture their spirits! :) In typical FRUiTS style, I'll include a small section with what each piece is!

Top: Vintage (No brand)
Pants: Jean-Paul Gaultier Jeans
Necklace: Marina Fini
Point of fashion: Cyber

Accessories: Vintage
Fannypack: Avenue Dee
Top: Stefano International Mohair
Skirt: Express
Pants: Russ Petites Stirrup Pants
Book: Teen Witch Magazine
Point of fashion: Cute

Jacket: Londontown Limits
Pants: Paintball
Accessories: Vintage
Earrings: Plastic Factory
Point of fashion: Raver

Sweater: Jessica Stevens Yellow Tartan
Pants: Esprit
Accessories: Vintage
Hat: Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Dr Martens
Point of fashion: Punk

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

60s Meets 90s Mod

As a subculture, mod is best known for it's fashion and music. Predominately in the 1960s and 70s, as well as a 90s revival, mod styling is remembered as a hyper cool, strong pop art aesthetic with lots of angles and shapes. Mini skirts, gogo boots, flowers, stripes, checkerboard, angled hair, roundish or cat eye sunglasses- these are all staples of this style. Check out some outfits we put together below!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Can you believe Von Dutch is vintage already? 

My first memory of the brand involved my favorite 00s party girls: Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Linsday Lohan. These girls iconically wore this brand from HEAD TO TOE back in the day. I do have to say, it paired great with a Juicy Couture velour tracksuit and Uggs.

I remember seeing Paris and Nicole wear this brand on their TV show The Simple Life, and quite a bit earlier on in Britney and Lindsay's party days. Dudes wore it too! Check out Jay Z and Justin Timberlake below wearing the trucker hats! This style goes great with lots of denim, reflective aviators or 70s sunglasses, and don't forget to tilt your trucker hat to the side.

We're loving this brand at Kokorokoko! We have some awesome vintage pieces and wide selection of hats available. Let us know if you are interested! :)