About Those Hipsters
Yes, you could probably call us hipster if you met us in person, but more importantly, our store selection, is that of hipster variety; unique, trendy and hilarious gifts perfect for the hard to buy for.
This is a husband and wife team, (Jerry and Kristie), who love what they do, are inspired to take on the next challenge, and are in awe of where life has taken them. Here is our story.
We were both from large cities and enjoyed spending our time actively doing something, but we found ourselves living in a small town in middle America where even the stoplight stop running at 9 pm. We were beside ourselves and yearning for something to keep us busy. We toyed with the idea of crafting and a variety of other activities but it wasn't until Jerry was rated 100% disabled by the VA from his 12 years of service with the US Army that we knew we had to do something. He became a stay at home dad. This was a drastic change from what our lifestyles were before, so we started slow. We made our first project. Just something to keep us busy. A fire pit storage box where all the blankets, chairs, roasters and necessities were placed. That was it. That simple box sparked a love in us that never died.
We decided we wanted to do this for real... (you know as a business). So we took all we had: a hand sander, miter saw, and good intent and formed BBE Signs and Designs. What a ride! We would sell products on social media and at regular craft fairs. We were growing faster than we could comprehend. Our one hand sander and saw expanded to a 800 sqft shop full equipped. Then one day Kristie had a feeling that they should open a store. Of course that did not come without doubt but after searching for just the right place... (twice), they opened That Hipster Place.
Today, That Hipster Place has a physical location in Great Bend, Kansas, where our unusual home goods and unique gifts still fill the community with joy and laughter. We also offer our unique gifts online, (obviously), and still specialize in custom made wood signs. We diligently search for the best gifts to add to our gift shop, not just for our local community but for our online family too. We continue to expand our humble shop with the most recent additions in unique gift wrap and gift bags. We are developing a fun party sections for those unique party supplies and we hope to offer something for anyone who visits our online gift store!