We have a number of way-too-trendy-for-me hipster coffee shops opening up around our workplace. It has happened quite suddenly, and I have noticed that these back to basics retailers have developed a huge following in a short space of time. Those checked shirt blokes with immaculately groomed beards certainly know how to draw a crowd!
On my way past every day, as I watch the meteoric rise of said hipster cafe, I admire their retail shop fittings. I can only describe the ” look” as minimal industrial meets the Beverly Hillbillies – yes I am THAT old! Rusty pipes hold shelves of coffee beans. People appear to be sitting on glorified milk crates (no lumbar support methinks) My hipster coffee entreprenuers have saved on light fittings, opting for some bare bulbs and some recycled peanut butter jars.
There’s no fancy signage – the logo and menu are just painted/stencilled straight onto the concrete.
Inspired by their ingenuity, I’ve started a Pinterest page on Hipster retail decor … http://www.pinterest.com/reedgiftfairs/hipster-retail/ . I have yet to try the coffee – I think the fifteen minute wait is a testament to their popularity rather than their coffee making speed!