Alternative Music Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle  

Elise Hennigan
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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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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. 

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ASOS is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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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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Filthy Frank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle
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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

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

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