She listens to bands so underground, they don’t even exist; he wears grandpa sweaters and wool beanies ironically in this all-summer weather; their weekends are spent sipping Americanos and Instgramming in a hole-in-the-wall café.
Yeah, you know who we’re talking about. Hipsters are a tough crowd to please, but we’ve decoded their wish list with this Christmas gift guide for the folks who shun mainstream like vampires to sunlight. Check it out – or don’t. We’re too cool to care.
1. SANDQVIST Bob Backpack (€169)
Perfect for toting around vinyls and Frankie magazines.
2. Graphtik Watch ($39.90)
A hipster is never late: he arrives exactly when he isn’t needed.
3. La Sardina Lomography Camera ($178)
Haven’t you heard? Digital is so 2000. It’s all about wide-angle lens and over-saturated colours.
4. Maison Kitsuné Sweatshirt (HK$3,490)
Who’s the foxy one now?
5. Crosley Portable Vinyl Player (US$98)
No explanation needed.
6. Stampd Bucket Hat (US$110)
It’s official: hipsters have a thing for all types of headgear – this lambskin bucket hat included.
7. zeroUV Sunglasses (US$9.99)
Because no one looks suave squinting in the sunlight.
8. Birkenstocks ($99)
Once the footwear of choice for hippies, Birks have now gone normcore.
9. DODT T-Shirt ($21)
Movember may be over, but appreciation for the ‘stache lives on.
10. Tokyobike Bisou ($975)
Fixies, aka the “hipster’s chariot”.
11. New Balance 373 sneakers ($121.77)
The official footwear of hipsters everywhere. Never mind the only exercise they do is double tapping on their Instagram feed.