For me, it's always been hip, Frank.
I have seen Lapsang Souchong available through many tea vendors. Stash.com, Adagio.com, Yamamotoyama.com. Try those and see if you can find what you're looking for.
*EDIT* Republicoftea.com also has Lapsang Souchong
. Also: I will be writing an article soon about Lapsang Souchong since it is a Chinese tea. Perhaps you (and Nicola, since this is one of her favorite teas) would be interested in reading it.
I'll post a link to it when it is finished.