Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hello, my friends!  It has been a busy time at Jojo's!  We opened the new studio/occasional shop in Hopkins in May and had our first Summer Fashion Show at Cat's Pajamas Twin Cities Vintage Show and Sale this last weekend.  It was a fun event and Jojo herself styled the models and emceed the event. Here are a few snapshot pics of the latter- our booth at the show and our lovely models prepping backstage.  We have gorgeous professional photos coming soon as well as video clips from the fashion show itself that we will be posting shortly.

Additionally, I have been buying vintage like crazy- amazing finds are making their way into my shop based on word of mouth about Jojo's.  We had great sales at the show, but still have some vintage we'd like to move along to your wardrobe to make room for all our fab new stuff!

So.......Ta da da da da dahhhhhhh......its.......


Now through Sunday, take 20% off everything in store ONLINE at

Just use code FB20ME and shop your way through top notch vintage at fab prices!

See you at the store!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jojo's in the news!

Three days until opening and we have a new article on Jojo's in the local paper!

I guess the locals are starting to notice me and the shop.  Of course it has nothing to do with the pink hair! LOL  I'm getting both excited and nervous about this upcoming weekend's Grand Opening.  There are a million details to tend to and every night you just pray that people show up.  I haven't had much time to tend to my online store and my inventory has changed over so much lately!  I did do a shoot last weekend though and plan to bring the public some lovely new vintage clothing images this week.  Hoping to see you all at the new shop, online or at least in my dreams!

Lakeshore Weekly News Article on Jojo's



Thursday, May 10, 2012

Jojo's Announces Grand Opening of Local Vintage Shop!

Join us for the Grand Opening opening weekend of Jojo's Retro and Vintage clothing and accessories studio at 1002 Main Street, Suite 207 in downtown Hopkins, MN.

Jojo's is a vintage hideaway selling quality authentic vintage in downtown Hopkins and is open for monthly occasional sales the third weekend of every month and private shopping shopping/events by appointment. Climb the funky 60s stairwell to our second floor studio and find fab clothes, hats and jewelry from the 40s to the 80s!   Follow us on facebook for updates on our monthly sales events.

Grand Opening Weekend:

Friday, May 18 --- 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday, May 19 ---10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, May 20 --- 11am - 5 pm

Additionally, on Saturday from 1-3pm, makeup artist Melissa Taylor, owner of Minneapolis' Beauty Lounge, will offer quick demos on the perfect retro pinup lip and cateye. Light refreshments will be provided. Also, a drawing for a $25 gift certificate for the store will be held over the weekend. Combine your visit to Jojo's with Hopkin's Mainstreet Days - 70 participating Art and Craft Vendors, several food vendors, kids' activities and more.

Downtown Hopkins has plenty of free parking on street and behind Jojo's building in the free public ramp on 10th.  There are seven antique shops within two blocks of Jojo's, several bars, eateries and Retro Wanderlust, a mid-century furniture and decor shop.

Friday, March 30, 2012


Now through April 5th, all items on SALE at Jojo's!  Jojo's is participating as part of a special multi-Etsy team sale entitled April Fools.  The discount has already been applied and no code is needed! Additionally, you may find other participating sellers items with Etsy search term VINTAGEFOOLS. 

Stop by now and see whats in store for you!

Happy Spring!!


Friday, March 23, 2012

MOVING SALE! A new store and more....

Hoping everyone is enjoying gorgeous spring weather in their corner of the world! Its been unusually warm here in Minnesota for this time of year.  It feels like we fast forwarded two months and everyone is soaking it in despite seasonal allergies.  I'm glad the weather is cooperating as I'm packing up all the vintage and photo equipment and moving in one week into a new studio/store in downtown Hopkins on Main Street.  I'm very excited as I've come a long way from my starting point two years ago.  Its been a lot of work setting up a retail space- oh the leases, insurance, street signage, display fixtures, advertising, etc. to sort out! But its all going to be SO worth it when Jojo's makes its debut here in the Twin Cities.  Please check out my JOJO'S FACEBOOK PAGE and follow me there as well!  I'll be posting pictures there as I plan to document my retail store opening journey.  I've joked that I need some serious local advertising efforts so people will check out my new little shop! 

An idea that occurred to me:

Well.....maybe not. In the meantime, I've made some price reductions on my current offerings and am offering an additional
15% OFF your order this weekend! 

Just use code MOVE15 at checkout and save yourself a little ka-ching!

Speaking of sexy legs, did any of you get a chance to watch my amazing television debut on the new TLC Discovery Channel show "My Crazy Obsession" with Doris MayDay?  LOL  It was fun to be sure.  I did not get to watch it before it aired, and I was a little freaked out when they showed the "Love Doll Collector" episode just before my segment, as just about all my family and close friends were watching. Fortunately no one publicly disowned me. The actual episode can be caught on rerun on TLC.  Its about a Las Vegas transplant living in Minneapolis who is trying to live a 1950s lifestyle to the extreme.  They have a little teaser available for the public on their website which shows me photographing Doris in a retro pinup session in my old studio.  You can watch it HERE. 

Well, thats all for this week.  As always, I'm listing beautiful new items all the time and would love to see your bright and shining face in the store!


Josette aka Jojo

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Jojo's is on TV? What???

I hope this finds you all well and enjoying your March! The snow is melting up here in Minnesota and big exciting changes are happening for Jojo's!  Much news to share with you today!

First off, I wanted to let you know that I will be on t.v. tomorrow night at 9pm CT on a new show on TLC Discovery called "My Crazy Obsession."  Yes, we all know this is dangerous agreeing to appear on a reality show since theres not much reality to it, but it was good fun.  I am actually not the main character, but a vintage seller and photographer (which is true) that comes to the rescue of a girl stuck in the 50s.  Here is the teaser:  Hope you will tune in for the laughs!  I actually have not seen any more than this, so it will be a surprise for me as well!

Secondly, Jojo's is opening a vintage studio in April that is finally open to the public!  *gasp!*  It will be on 10th and Main Street in Hopkins, Minnesota and will be open for an occasional sale one long weekend each month and also will be open by appointment. This will be in addition to my online shop.  I'd love to have a FT shop, but family demands make that a challenge right now.  One step at a time!  Stay tuned for Grand Opening info and pictures of window displays and other fun stuff!

Lots of new spring and summer items will be coming to Jojo's both on the website and in store! Check out our listings daily for new finds for your wardrobe.

And finally, in celebration of my 10 minutes of fame, vintage savings can be found this week on the website with coupon codes at checkout:

INTERNATIONAL customers will receive 20% off their purchase with coupon code UKLOVE!

If you'd like to receive these coupons by email, please sign up for my preferred customer email list by sending me a quick note to

See you in the movies!


Jojo's Retro and Vintage LLC

Friday, February 3, 2012


Oh so many new items to get on the site!  Jojo's is gearing up for spring with colorful graphic dresses and wider variety of sizes!  Time for some deals so I can make room in the studio!


I'm offering free shipping on any items in store for US customers TODAY with code USFREESHIP at checkout!  International customers can cash in too and receive 20% off their purchase with code INTL20 at checkout!

Happy shopping!