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  • vintage

    Ah, 2012, an excellent year for hosing hipsters.
  • All goods are worth what people are willing to pay for them.

    Inflation is the child of idiots.
  • We interviewed a "vintage seller" at the Artists & Fleas market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn about how he got his merchandise.

    He was selling vintage Lacoste and Polo sweaters for $45.

    "Basically I just go to Texas once a year, go to the Goodwill store in a nice suburban neighborhood, and load up on stuff that just costs a few dollars," he said. "Then I come here and people go crazy for it."


    wait until brooklyn hipsters find out they are wearing the rejected garments of texan suburbanites.
  • Wait until they find out about the thrift stores? They are having a massive sale with those great prices.
  • Allow me to say, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
  • Makh: Wait until they find out about the thrift stores? They are having a massive sale with those great prices.


    No, no, no. Thrift stores are for the common, the mainstream, and the terminally unhip. The cool and ironic individual buys their used clothing at a massive markup at a cool and ironic place with a cool and ironic name like Artists and Fleas. It is also cool and ironic to wear sweaters discarded by Texan suburbanites who obviously are not worthy of this cool and ironic clothing, else they wouldn't have sold them at a yard sale.
  • I don't generally shop at Urban Outfitters but I'm okay with this. I hate taking the time in Goodwill/Salvation Army/Random thrift store and sorting through all the clothes attempting to find something I like, in my size, and also in wearable condition. I want to walk in, maybe do quick browse (15 minutes, tops) and leave. Preferably without needing to try on clothes as well. I hate clothes shopping.
  • It's worth it to not have to deal with the poor people at Goodwill.
  • Hipster claiming there's no such thing as hipsters in 3...2...1...
  • Same thing as the 'holes in jeans' thing right?
  • Selling old clothes as "vintage" is wrong and new?

    How?
  • vintage stores are nothing new. they charge about 10x as much as thrift stores, they generally pay for used clothes and dont just take whatever you have. there was a farging episode of seinfeld about this, thats how not news this is
  • "Our One-Of-A-Kind Vintage collection is a curated selection of vintage items that our buyers have found throughout their travels from various cities and locations."

    Oh, I'll bet they curate the crap out of it. "Vinnie! Cut open that new bale of clothes that just got dumped on the loading dock."
  • Abox: Hipster claiming there's no such thing as hipsters in 3...2...1...


    just a smarmier synonym for douche or asshole.
  • SlothB77: wait until brooklyn hipsters find out they are wearing the rejected garments of texan suburbanites.


    If anything, they'll revel in the irony of it all.
  • *shrug* It's kind of like a Stupid Tax. Like the lottery, but über hip.
  • Abox: Hipster claiming there's no such thing as hipsters in 3...2...1...


    Dude. I live in Portland. Hipsters exist, I know many and probably would be called one by most of Fark. I just don't know any who shop at Urban Outfitters.
  • "Our One-Of-A-Kind Vintage collection is a curated..."

    OK, I can now totally hate this. Choosing crap not curating.

    / Brother is an actual curator
    // Of museum items you have likely gazed upon
  • Abox: Hipster claiming there's no such thing as hipsters in 3...2...1...


    Let me head off that bullshiat by giving an easy definition of a hipster that does not include mention of specific items of clothing or objects they carry:

    A hipster can be defined by liking things for ironic purposes only. Value in their eyes is determined by liking things because they are "lame" or "square" or "uncool." Obscurity helps. Step 2 is defining an ingroup of other people that like things in an ironic fashion. Not to embrace kitsch or retro on its own merits. Thus the circle is squared.
  • I'm fairly sure that anyone shopping at Urban Outfitter would be considered a poser at best, not a hipster.
  • And I sit back and wonder how China got all of the US' money?

    /LOLs
  • Hipsters that buy that crap at Urban Outfitters are paying an order of magnitude higher price to have someone pick it for them out of a thrift shop.

    Like buying a stoner T-shirt at Haight & Ashbury.
  • Fano: Abox: Hipster claiming there's no such thing as hipsters in 3...2...1...

    Let me head off that bullshiat by giving an easy definition of a hipster that does not include mention of specific items of clothing or objects they carry:

    A hipster can be defined by liking things for ironic purposes only. Value in their eyes is determined by liking things because they are "lame" or "square" or "uncool." Obscurity helps. Step 2 is defining an ingroup of other people that like things in an ironic fashion. Not to embrace kitsch or retro on its own merits. Thus the circle is squared.


    But they have to like the SAME things, right? Or are the hipster friends expected to each have mutually-exclusive interests?

    /We need anthropologists to study this question.
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