By Jeremy Bender, Cheapism.com
The hipster image arose when the latest generation of cool kids cultivated a style outside the mainstream. Now that style has, ironically, gone mainstream. Trappings that used to be alternative have turned up in malls across America, priced at a premium. Let's just say that if you're shopping for "hipster" gear at a mass-market retailer, you're doing it wrong (unless you're buying something "normal" and uncool -- it gets confusing). Here are some tips to help you pull off the look cheaply and easily.
Avoid the major shopping outlets. To look like a bona fide hipster, no special brands or items are required. Rather, a general attitude and look are the defining elements. This means that any aspiring hipster should skip right on past the pricey name-brand stores. Counterintuitively, it also means steering clear of the thrift stores that get attention and draw in the crowds. Although theseRead More »from How to Dress like a Hipster on the Cheap