6 Hipsters You Might Find In Brooklyn

Did you know there are hipsters in Brooklyn? (It’s true, just ask the NYT.) But to aesthetically lump all young, alternative, creatively minded people in one flannel-clad, bearded category is totes unfair. The hipster rainbow contains more hues than chambray and plaid, and while the general community all might enjoy a good skinny jean and cold-brewed coffee, there are definitely distinct clans. 

Speaking from a largely Brooklyn-dwelling staff, we’ve done a little self survey on the types of hipsters that make up the borough in the form of charming, hand-drawn illustrations by designer David Galletly. Ahead, our illustrated guide breaks down the six archetypes you’re bound to recognize…which one are you?


The DIY Hipster

Often found: Canning, pickling, making jewelry, leather-working, urban farming…and putting them all up on their Etsy shops later 
Brooklyn neighborhood of choice: Clinton Hill and Fort Greene 
Favorite bands: Belle and Sebastian, Foxygen, Kurt Vile


The Warehouse Hipster

Often found: In a cloud of smoke at 285 Kent or Bossa Nova Civic Club 
Brooklyn neighborhood of choice: Bushwick and Bedstuy 
Favorite bands: Light Asylum, DJ Rashad, Prince Rama


The Starter Hipster

Often found: Weaving daisy chains and day-drinking in parks, making questionable decisions at Union Pool 
Brooklyn neighborhood of choice: North 6th Street in Williamsburg 
Favorite bands: The xx, Phoenix, Frank Ocean


The Trust-Fund Hipster

Often found: Shopping at Bird, brunching on weekdays, on the rooftop of The Wythe Hotel 
Brooklyn neighborhood of choice: South Williamsburg and Boerum Hill 
Favorite bands: Charli XCX, Vampire Weekend, any Dev Hynes-related project


The Hip-Hopster

Often found: On Twitter saying “bruh,” saving money by drinking 40s 
Brooklyn neighborhood of choice: Prospect Heights and Bushwick 
Favorite band: Joey Bada$$, Danny Brown, Trinidad James


The Opening Ceremony Hipster

Often found: Attending fashion parties, attending art school, attending cooking classes (all while curiously pulling off pants in crazy shapes). 
Brooklyn neighborhood of choice: Greenpoint and DUMBO 
Favorite band: Bat For Lashes, Os Mutantes, A$AP Rocky

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