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Old March 4th, 2016, 06:56 PM   #81
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In my city (Tilburg), there is not really a big concentration, though the city centre as a whole is a hipster location, the houses are relatively cheap, there are lots of restaurants and not so much chain stores as in other cities while located in between other cities. The Spoorzone at this moment is a location of many events since it offers much temporary spaces to prevent them becoming more derelict.

But for a bigger hipster scene Rotterdam is the place to be for sure. Sure I remind you about the many kluswoningen (cheap homes in developing neighbourhoods) and the vibrance of the city as a whole that develops into a well-known tourist spot. At that time the "problem district (as was once noted by politician Vogelaar)" of Rotterdam-Zuid might become the hipster hotspot of our country.
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The more hipsters the bigger the douche bag factor. As soon as they 'discover' an area, it's time to head somewhere else.
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Old March 5th, 2016, 01:34 PM   #83
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Isaidso, I agree with you almost 100% on that... We're infested here, and it's definitely time to head elsewhere!
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Old March 9th, 2016, 11:13 AM   #84
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Dresden is becoming now what Berlin was in the 80s-90s. Awesome city, hipster in a good way. Also, have you heard about Wrocław? Polish city, loads of techno and alternative music, hipster cafes, vegan food, paradise, and not overcrowded. It's also close to Zieleniec, cool ski resort.
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Old March 9th, 2016, 11:19 PM   #85
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Dresden is becoming now what Berlin was in the 80s-90s. Awesome city, hipster in a good way. Also, have you heard about Wrocław? Polish city, loads of techno and alternative music, hipster cafes, vegan food, paradise, and not overcrowded. It's also close to Zieleniec, cool ski resort.
I always thought Torun was the Polish hipster's city of choice...
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 12:51 AM   #86
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Too many people here are confusing the word yuppie with hipster

Yuppie: young professional whose obsession with material goods is child-like. These people tend to be more mainstream as far as style and the media they consume goes. They go to upscale bars and restaurants, live in brand new condos in glass highrises in their city's CBD, they are highly indebted because they just must have this year's Mercedes CLA or Tesla Model S. Since many of these people work in IT, they tend to naturally be more technology forward. Uber for example just became popular in like the last year, but yuppies have been using it for years (startups like these start out in operation in city centres, which is where they live)

Hipsters: they tend to care less about material goods and more about arts and culture. The way they dress is alternative and edgy, but the style does have a regional variety. Like in US cities hipsters look like lumberjacks while in Berlin/Amsterdam the hipsters have a lot more of a flashy style. These people hang out at places that quench their thirst for everything obscure, like Nepalese restaurants and microbreweries that serve sriracha-flavoured craft beer. They're snobby, especially when it comes to the arts, and complain about everything thinking that that's a normal state of mind (I mean, come on, open up Vice and you'll see what I mean)

People confuse the two because they're both young people that dwell in urban areas, and a fusion between the two is not uncommon. That being said, you can go to any major city in the world and you'll find a hipster scene of some sort. The beauty of cities is how you can find so many niches that there's no way you can't fit in. It's just a matter of which city is more hipster than anything, and I would say Berlin, Copenhagen and Amsterdam excel at that
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 04:06 PM   #87
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^ good post, that's a key distinction you are making, but in fairness it has to be said that for a long while now there has been a bastardisation of the two categories. Most people now, when they referr to hipsters, they don't actually think of the original "alternative" poeple that hipsters were, but are thinking of poseur yuppies, who take up a few of the exteriour signs (beard, funny hat / accessory, bycicle) but who are just shells, with no interiour life, no actual authentic strive anywhere.
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Old March 25th, 2016, 04:52 AM   #88
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How has no one mentioned Toronto? It's probably the most hipster city in North America.
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Old April 28th, 2016, 09:29 AM   #89
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home to my favorite kinds of buildings, and people

anyway, richmond is known for being pretty hipster.
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Old April 29th, 2016, 12:30 PM   #90
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Berlin wins the hipster contest by miles.
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Old April 29th, 2016, 02:29 PM   #91
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IMO it's:
- New York City
- Berlin
- San Francisco
- Copenhagen
- Barcelona

..don't know exactly about South America and Asia
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Old April 29th, 2016, 06:14 PM   #92
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Old April 30th, 2016, 03:36 AM   #93
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How has no one mentioned Toronto? It's probably the most hipster city in North America.
I wouldn't say so. Toronto, especially nowadays with the rise of Drake and The Weeknd, is more known for being an "urban/hip-hop" culture kind of city. Really, like every big city it's diverse and there are hipsters in this city along with people of any other subculture you can think of, but if I was a hipster I would not consider Toronto my mecca, because the hipster culture here really isn't that strong
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I'm surprised that LA hasn't been mentioned. Go to Silver Lake or Echo Park, go anywhere with young people, and you'll notice that LA residents have either absorbed the most acute examples of what people label "hipster," or have strongly embraced the superficial hallmarks of it.

In my experience most hipsters in major cities are not urbanites, they're people who are dressing and acting for the part of an urban fantasy. LA to begin with is a suburban sprawl, so it's suburbanites play-acting like urbanites in a giant suburb.
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Old May 5th, 2016, 03:13 PM   #95
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Karl Lagerfeld just staged the first Chanel fashion show in Latin America to Havana, that's gonna make people curious about the city.

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Old May 5th, 2016, 04:51 PM   #96
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Hipster is just a fad and will go away like other subcultures.so save your money for college.
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[QUOTE=Depet;104943490]First, let me introduce myself.
I'm a 30-yr old airline employee, new to skyscrapercity forum (someone you would call a hipster) who has travelled to over 100 countries during my life. Visited most major cities on all continents.

My top 5 cities ever visited (based on my own experience)
1. Paris, France
2. Melbourne, Australia
3. Montreal, Canada
4. Portland, OR, USA
5. Helsinki, Finland


The top-5 Hipster cities, are
1. NYC, (Soho and Brooklyn) USA (home of the Hipster movement)
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Williamsburg Brooklyn to be specific also has a high concentration for NYC
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