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Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle

Updated February 6, 2019 17.0k votes 2.5k voters 521.7k views44 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Vans1
    380
    121
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  • Ray-Ban2
    578
    249
    Wayfarers are known to keep annoying people away
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  • Levi Strauss & Co.3
    571
    253
    Classic denim and apparel that will never go out of style
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  • Goodwill4
    533
    233
    Acid wash jeans, flannels, old band shirts... for pennies on the dollar of what they'd be at stores
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  • Urban Outfitters5
    489
    226

    Urban Outfitters

    Family Clothing Stores, Clothing
    Pick out your Holga camera, record frames, and slouchy sweaters here
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  • Converse6
    614
    298

    Converse

    Sports equipment, Footwear Manufacturing
    Simple, classic, and timeless shoes for your feet
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  • Ball Mason Jars7
    418
    196

    Ball Mason Jars

    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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  • Apple8
    604
    314
    There's a lot of crossover between hipsters and the Cult of Apple
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  • Crosley Record Players9
    366
    207
    Because everything sounds better on vinyl
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  • Netflix10
    138
    53

    Netflix

    Online shopping, Video Tape and Disc Rental

    For all your Stranger Things fixations.

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  • American Apparel11
    325
    262

    American Apparel

    Clothing, Retail
    Get your neon fix and all of your overpriced basics
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  • Wes Anderson12
    248
    205
    Rushmore is your favorite movie, and you only use Futura font
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  • Moleskine13
    267
    230
    Ideal notebooks to jot down those ideas that come to you in your local coffee shop
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  • H&M14
    193
    162

    H&M

    Clothing
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  • Pitchfork15
    126
    110
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  • Coachella16
    253
    266
    Where else are you going to wear flower crowns & headdresses?
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  • Vice17
    177
    182
    Get the scoop on your new favorite underground hip hop act that hasn't even formed yet
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  • Pabst Blue Ribbon18
    266
    286
    Cheap beer. Usually sold in conjunction with a cheap shot of whiskey  
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  • Pendleton19
    172
    184
    Warm flannels and blankets that are worth the splurge if you can't find them at the thrift store. 
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  • Natural American Spirit20
    211
    237
    100% additive free natural tobacco...  as close to "artisan" as cigarettes get
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  • Element Skateboards21
    70
    71
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  • ASOS22
    85
    94
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  • Warby Parker23
    130
    154
    Grab some quirky frames at this socially conscious eyeglass startup
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  • Diesel24
    94
    124

    Diesel

    Fashion, Clothing
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  • Bershka25
    49
    63
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