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Hot Topic


4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars47%
  • 4 Stars33%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.19 / 5 based on 1,057 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
  • "But they have so much from band and graphic tees like Disney, star wars, harry potter, and so much more as well as jewelry and accessories." in 16 reviews
BriAnna W.
Resaca, GA
210 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Hot Topic is my absolute favorite store, and has been for 9 years now! They carry a wide range of band tees & merch, pop culture items, jewelry/body jewelry, hair dye & makeup, and a ton of dark/goth/rock & roll clothing items. Their prices are in the standard range for what items like these go for(there is some stuff that's a little expensive in my opinion but most is priced reasonably), & I've always had good outcomes for quality. I have always had a good experience in store and online. I'm a rewards member and you get $5 rewards for spending so much money, $5 to spend for your birthday, and they're always having great sales!
I'm pretty sure 75% or more of my closet is nothing but items from Hot Topic, and I'm perfectly okay with that. 
Aiyana S.
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Hot Topic is one of the only clothing stores that I can go into and not feel completely uncomfortable. They really have everything any person who's interested in any alternative fashion scene would need. They have body jewelry, clothing, hair dye, accessories, makeup, and many other types of products.
This all being said, I think some of their stuff is pretty overpriced for the quality and I think Hot Topic has really strayed from their original state. Hot Topic really sells a lot of pop culture things and is less about being unique now. It's like a Spencer's minus the "adult entertainment".
Sephora G.
Alamo, TX
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I used to love going here but everything is so overpriced even for one bracelet and they changed so much now they have Disney stuff and follow all the trends of Disney, and gaming as well as movies like harry potter, anime and TV shows this place used to be meant for band merch and heavy metal stuff I am not talking about todays "heavy metal" I am talking about like megadeth, led zeppelin kinda stuff from goth to punk it was more dark it changed a lot I still go there just for the dragon jewelry they sell their but everything is mainstream and over priced
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.
Leeishla M.
Mahanoy City
167 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this place because I am a little goth so I enjoy getting my goth leads in here specially for plus size women. I also love any novelty store they have especially Funko Pops. I enjoy that they have a lot of things that I can't find especially TV shows merchandise and artist like Melanie Martinez merchandise as well. I love that they carry a lot of Disney because that is my favorite thing and to find merchandise that fits me it's amazing
Felicia D.
Zephyrhills, FL
156 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I like this store, they carry a lot of nice pop culture items. However the aisles are very tight so if you have a stroller or wheelchair forget it, you’re not going in that store. I also don’t like how high up they stack their items, where you can’t reach it or can’t even really see what it is easily. They have a lot going on in there. I very much like going there by myself but it’s not a fun shopping experience for the whole family.
👽Stephanie👽 A.
Cape Coral, FL
67 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Hot Topic is such a great store because not only are most of their stuff affordable but they always have a sale going on and their Rewards membership is just amazing! Their clothes are always such great quality, they always have a very large variety of clothes to choose from and their jewelry is very long lasting, They also have amazing makeup lines and hair dyes that always never disappoint! I would 100% recommend this to anybody
Jonnay V.
203 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! 
Tiffany Y.
152 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love Hot Topic! It's fun for emo kids and nerds alike! They always have a ton of fun stuff and if you have the patience, almost everything eventually ends up in the clearance racks! Pro-tip- make sure to visit the Wisconsin Dells Outlet location if you're ever in the area! I found some amazing swimsuits for under $8 total- including a Little Mermaid set!
Jane 💕.
Mattoon, IL
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The emo store of them all! The employees are rad, and treat you amazing. Hot Cash comes in handy when you can't afford a lot, and it's a super cool store! Sometimes, I just go in there for the nostalgia of the good ole days. I shop here every month! I highly recommend to people who are looking for edge!
alana m.
54 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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