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Hot Topic


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars49%
  • 4 Stars31%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.22 / 5 based on 1,175 Reviews

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  • "They have costumes, band shirts, body jewelry, stickers, posters, alternative accessories, candy, makeup, and all sorts of great gag gifts too." in 30 reviews
  • "They have lost allot of God collection of band ts and body jewelry but I can find most of want I want in there and that just makes me happy. " in 29 reviews
  • "Great place if you're looking for band / pop culture merchandise, or some darker looking fashion than what you find in the regular stores in the mall." in 28 reviews
  • "If you are an angst ridden teenager, feel like nobody understands you, and you need some awesome band tees...this is the place for you." in 22 reviews
  • "Hottopic was my stuff in high school, but recently they've gone too "mainstream" It's suppose to be about cult film merch & hardcore bands." in 16 reviews
1 review
I am a big fan of the movie IT and my friend told me today that Hot Topic released a new exclusive -- Pennywise in the Gutter pop figure scene. I called around different Hot Topics and they were all sold out except for the store at Stonebriar Mall in Frisco, TX (they had 4). Excited... I told them Iwas on my way to pick up one . I drove from Dallas (about 45-55 mins) and when I got there... one of the ladies told me in a very "smiley, cheerful demeanor"... oh... we sold out... somebody bought them all 30 mins before you got here. Hot Topic Management - I know CASH IS KING and if YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSE but do exercise some discretion. When you are selling an exclusive item -- please be mindful of your other customers. Why was it ok to sell 4 of the same exclusive item to one customer? Wasted my time... Yup -- one star in my books.
Jessica C.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love the accessories! I can also find cute little trinkets from shows and other pop culture things that I love, not to mention the shirts! They do tend to shrink over time but knowing that I know what size to get that will last! Always receiving complements about my tees, and they are the reason I have a button collection! Don’t even get me started on the “hot cash!” event. My only major complaint is the stores that I have been in are small considering all the things they have! Even my grandma enjoys looking at the things in this place so it’s not a scary store for young goths or wannabes as many think. Nice anime things as well <3
Tori R.
Las Vegas
21 reviews
I LOOOOVE going to Hot Topic. Finding a lot of fandom items can be a bit hard, like Supernatural merchandise isn't always the easiest to find. Hot Topic has everything I need and want. Band shirt, bags, and everything else. The items can be a bit expensive, but the quality is great, 99% of the time. I'll be honest, the earring they have aren't that amazing. They make my ears green so I don't get earrings from there as much. The shirts and everything else is amazing though! 
Tiffany D.
Inman, SC
111 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have shopped at hot topic since I was 12 and it is just recently that I have stopped. I always liked hot topic, but their prices are a little much and I was not happy the last time I went in their store. I have tourette's and was asked to leave because of my cussing tic. I explained my condition and she let me buy my items and then called security on me because I had a seizure and fell and I was accused of faking by security when I wasn't. She tried to arrest me for not having my ID on me and when that fell through she said I was trying to steal and kicked me out when I had my receipt and there was not a stolen item on my person, in my bag, nor did I try to steal anything at all. That mall cop no longer works there, that employee does not work there, and I refuse to spend another dime at hot topic.
Csilla K.
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
"I love "Hot Topic and used to frequent this store for my "Morbid Makeup and Vamp Juice. I had purchased some pretty amazing goth diva boots and skirts too for my "Dracula's Ball events in Philadelphia. "I have not been to your store since I moved up to "Northern Maine 8 years ago... "I have gone online to purchase a few goodies but can not find the cool makeup palettes you once had. :(  "You're still one of my favorite shops and I'll never be too old to want something awesome from your shop!! <3
Kristy A.
Bensalem, PA
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I’ve been a (semi) loyal customer since I was about 13/14 years old. I’ve watched the store go through as many phases as I did as a teenager, but won’t change is their customer service and sales.
I just got a Ravenclaw sweater (retailing $45) for about $20 because of an amazing back to school sale they were having (if the associate didn’t say anything, I wouldn’t of known).
I will always pop in for a visit no matter where I am, and will always end up buying something.
Danielle S.
1 review
I ordered a couple of shirts a for a Christmas present on the Black Friday sale. I ended up receiving the wrong package which contained a much more expensive order than mine but I went ahead and called customer service to get things sorted out. Not only was I on hold for a ridiculous amount of time but the response to all this was I get refunded for what I paid but I won’t get the shirts I ordered and they want the other order back. So now I have no Christmas present for my mom because I’m not paying the ridiculous amount it costs for the shirts at regular price because I’ve now missed out on the sale. What also sucks is how awful the person was about it. I get answering calls can’t be fun but don’t patronize me. I think I’m done with hot topic. I was really really excited to get these shirts for my mom especially at that price but after everything that’s happened I’m done.
Ali B.
New Port Richey
140 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This has always been one of my favorite stores from 2004 to today. Ever graphic tee. Band shirt. Dickies. Even Disney outfits! I always tend to run in here and grab a few outfits especially when looking for quick cute outfits for an outing. Not very expensive and actually the clothing is very well made for the amount you spend. They even have little nicnack toys and pins and accessories that are even pretty awesome. An all around awesome store.
Jonnay V.
219 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I'll admit, I never actually went into Hot Topic before until I saw that they had Riverdale merchandise. I decided to go in and take a look, and what they had was pretty good! I ended up buying one of the Pop's shirts as a part of a Halloween costume, and the quality was good. They had a buy 2 get 1 deal going on, which I thought was great, but I ended up just getting one shirt anyway. The employees were very nice! 
Alicia C.
212 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love this store for all of its unique nostalgia. I wouldnt say i fit in any mold per say i dress many different ways from business attire and heels to combat boots and ripped up skinny jeans. I am a huge lover of Disney and i absolutely love all of the different types of things you can get that are disney related. I also have a 10 year old that loves the super hero world and the funko pop bobble heads and hot topic carries a vast array of different types of them. I know most people used to think its just a "goth or punk" store but its really not. I also love love 💘 the cosmetics,jewlery, and hair products. I super splurge in this store. My whole family loves this store from 35 to 10. So you should def check it out soon.
alana m.
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does anyone else wished that hot topic was easier to walk through? It's always so small and crowded.
Samantha B.
Whitman, WV
239 reviews
Ain't most of their clothes black?
Christina C.
Mission, TX
119 reviews
What's your go to section at hot topic?
Katelyn H.
81 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
What's your favorite purchase from Hot Topic?
Meghan C.
Miami, FL
44 reviews
What is another store similar to Hot Topic? Also maybe better on their prices?

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