Culture 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

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Levi Strauss & Co. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Clothing - Classic denim and apparel that will never go out of style

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Ray-Ban is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Wayfarers are known to keep annoying people away

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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

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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

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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

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Ball Corporation is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Vans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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Crosley Broadcasting Corporati... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Broadcasting - Because everything sounds better on vinyl

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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

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H&M is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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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

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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  

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Coachella is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Where else are you going to wear flower crowns & headdresses?

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Wes Anderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Rushmore is your favorite movie, and you only use Futura font

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Pitchfork is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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Natural American Spirit is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
100% additive free natural tobacco...  as close to "artisan" as cigarettes get

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Netflix is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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For all your Stranger Things fixations.

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ASOS is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 20 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. 

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Yelp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Where else do you think people "discover" an "unknown" local spot? 

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Oscar Meyer Bacon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Bacon on everything. Always.

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Filthy Frank is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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Topshop is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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

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Vice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Get the scoop on your new favorite underground hip hop act that hasn't even formed yet

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Bianchi Bicycles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Manufacturing - Get rid of your car and commute on a fixed-gear bike

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Chobani is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Food processing - The original Greek yogurt, before Greek yogurt was a thing.

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Warby Parker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Grab some quirky frames at this socially conscious eyeglass startup

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Element Skateboards is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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Bershka is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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Neff Headwear is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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Bulleit Bourbon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Or any small batch whiskey... to pour in your small mason jar.

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Walmart is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
JamesRLock added Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

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Buffalo Exchange is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
A slight step up from Goodwill. But you kind of hate them for never buying your clothes. 

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The Mountain is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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Wink Crate is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Alcoholic beverage - Or any other IPA as long as it's micro-brewed, local, and made w/ organic hops

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McClure's Pickles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Artisan. Pickles. Extra briney, please!

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J Brand is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
The brand that makes the skinniest of skinny jeans. Bonus: no branding on the pockets

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Goorin Bros Hats is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Gentlemen, grab your fedoras

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Iceberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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JewelryNest is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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Holga is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
If Instagram is too mainstream, you can take arty photos with your Holga & develop them yourself

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Shutter Shades® is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
ToddWilkerson added Fashion, eyewear, sunglasses - Quite possibly the most hipster shades of ALL TIME! *Kanye voice*

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G.T. Daves is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
Look to this O.G. kombucha brand for your probiotic fix 

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AIDS is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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