Established in 1982, Cognito offers a unique collection of vintage inspired clothing accessories, costumes, and wigs.
We specialize in size inclusivity and offer styles from the mild to the wild, and from the adventurous to classically elegant.
You’ll find vintage originals and inspired pieces for men and women, Formalwear, 1920’s – 1970’s styles, Rock & Roll, Retro, Aloha, Western, Renaissance, and Gothic wear for everyone. From a dapper hat to the sparkliest jewelry to a fabulous wig – we have accessories for every occasion.
We work with independent designers from around the world to bring you the best in innovative, fun, and classic clothing: Westernwear innovators Rockmount and Scully; California locals Steady Clothing, Effie’s Heart, nooworks, Heart of Haute, Kennington Los Angeles, Retrolicious, Esther Williams Swimwear and Unique Vintage; UK and Aussie Classics The House of Foxy, Burleska, Collectif, Emily and Fin, Pretty Retro, Palava, and Retrospec’d just to name a few!
We hope to have something snazzy for everyone and every body! With nearly four decades of vintage and costuming experience, let us dress you!
Please call for seasonal hours.