Alternative Music Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle  

Elise Hennigan
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List Rules Vote for the brands that best represent the hipster lifestyle (for better or for worse)

Whether you are a hipster or you're just "asking for a friend," you may find this list of hipster brands useful. No judgement here. If you're interested in hipster fashion, you may already know some of the basic tenants: flannel shirts, kewl glasses, vintage and/or ironic t-shirts, artisan food, and mason jars. So many mason jars.

Some would say that hipster culture revolves around not buying brand-name anything - and yet, there are some brands that hipsters love, and you will find them here. From the American Spirit cigarettes they smoke to the kimchi they store in their Ball mason jars, the brands listed here are quintessentially hipster. And clothing brands? American Apparel, Levi's, Converse... Do Ray-Bans count as clothes? Because hipsters freaking love them.

Add to this list if you can think of any hipster lifestyle companies that are missing. And to further your research into hipster sensibilities, you may also want to check out these voteable lists of hipster bands, hipster movies, and jobs loved by hipsters.
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Converse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Sports equipment, Footwear Manufacturing
Simple, classic, and timeless shoes for your feet

2
620 278
Ray-Ban is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Wayfarers are known to keep annoying people away

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640 294
Levi Strauss & Co. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Clothing
Classic denim and apparel that will never go out of style

4
711 347
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
There's a lot of crossover between hipsters and the Cult of Apple

5
602 284
Goodwill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Acid wash jeans, flannels, old band shirts... for pennies on the dollar of what they'd be at stores

6
520 270
Urban Outfitters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Family Clothing Stores, Clothing, Retail
Pick out your Holga camera, record frames, and slouchy sweaters here

7
245 78
Vans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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8
458 242
Ball Corporation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Manufacturing, Metal Can Manufacturing
You only drink out of mason jars at home. Also used to decorate, store, and pickle things 

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376 261
Crosley Broadcasting Corporati... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Broadcasting
Because everything sounds better on vinyl

10
376 314
American Apparel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Clothing, Retail, Manufacturing
Get your neon fix and all of your overpriced basics

11
132 96
H&M is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
micah-stewart added Clothing

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278 292
Moleskine SpA is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Ideal notebooks to jot down those ideas that come to you in your local coffee shop

13
308 349
Pabst Blue Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Cheap beer. Usually sold in conjunction with a cheap shot of whiskey  

14
239 267
Wes Anderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Rushmore is your favorite movie, and you only use Futura font

15
266 304
Coachella is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Where else are you going to wear flower crowns & headdresses?

16
97 93
Pitchfork is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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37 12
Netflix is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Mitchell Yang added Online shopping, Video Tape and Disc Rental, Streaming media

For all your Stranger Things fixations.

18
229 313
Natural American Spirit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
100% additive free natural tobacco...  as close to "artisan" as cigarettes get

19
165 244
Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Warm flannels and blankets that are worth the splurge if you can't find them at the thrift store. 

20
170 273
Yelp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Where else do you think people "discover" an "unknown" local spot? 

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47 58
ASOS is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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46 57
Filthy Frank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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-arteen

23
146 236
Topshop is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Fashion, Textile, Clothing
A great spot to pick up crop tops and floral print leggings. They have men's stuff too

24
200 337
Oscar Meyer Bacon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Bacon on everything. Always.

25
73 112
Diesel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
carlybobarly added Fashion, Clothing