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Hot Topic

Hot Topic


4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars46%
  • 4 Stars34%
  • 3 Stars15%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.17 / 5 based on 946 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
Samantha F.
Zimmerman, MN
31 reviews
I use to shop here all the time. I only really buy jeans from here any more cause it's so hard to find my size. But it's super cute and I love all the Pokémon stuff!
Drew T.
Sneads, FL
15 reviews
Hot topic is amazing!!!! Everyone should go, they always have very good deals. And are very affordable. I go all the time. The store is great very nice employees. I will definitely go there again. All around great store.
Zoe K.
Orlando, FL
270 reviews
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I LOVE Hot Topic. They always have really neat things. Mostly things you don't find in regular stores. Everything is pretty affordable. I mostly go in there to get rings for my piercings. They always have what I need.
Dani D.
Ringgold, VA
315 reviews
This store used to be my all time favorite, like any teenager. Now that I'm in my twenties and have developed a much more fashionable taste for clothing, it seems as though they have went completely downhill. I know there slogan is "All about the music" or something along those lines, and I still pop in there for a few band shirts for lazy days when I don't feel like getting all dressed up, but I found that you can actually purchase cheaper modern goth clothes from Forever21 and get more items for the price you would pay at HT for one item. I was never a fan of the large Tripp pants with all the chains, by any means, but when they used to sell nothing but all goth/alternative clothing, it had substance.
Katy M.
Nacogdoches, TX
85 reviews
I used to love going to their store in the next town over since we never had one here. But their prices were always so high, not to mention that their shirts and jeans are always so small! It gives off the feel that the store is just for the skinnier folks that shop there... I rarely shop online because even with the sales that they always have going on, things are still so expensive, not to mention the SHIPPING MURDERS YOUR WALLET. One playing deck of cards, $6 DOLLARS. WTF? The few shirts I have bought from Hot Topic, I have ended up regifting/selling them because guess what? The shirts are so thin! I swear that a plastic butterknife could slice through the fabric with ease and it makes me uncomfortable when I see a brastrap just pushing against the shirt so much. I love the fandom merchandise, but the bad products/prices/shipping/ bad on sale merchandise just throws me off from them sadly...
Silvia C.
240 reviews
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I love this store. I buy my nose piercings here, some clothes, accessories. What I like the most is that they always have a sale or some discount so you can buy more of the products. Is a different but cool store
Brianna B.
49 reviews
As a misfit high school student Hot Topic was my absolute favorite place to shop. My parents only allowed me to get a few things here and there as a lot of their pieces were quite pricey, but I did have a good collection of shirts, tripp pants, and hoodies from there. As fashions changed Hot Topic started carrying less of it's stuff that I liked, and started stocking more mainstream fashion, and I pretty much stopped shopping there, but even though I wasn't buying anything I found myself checking out shop every time I hit the mall. Over the past year I have seen Hot Topic seem to go back to it's roots. They are bringing back the Tripp brand, the darker/weirder side of fashion, and they are bringing a whole bunch of retro fashion in, which definitely appeals to me as I am a pinup girl and adore 40s-60s fashions. I am super happy that they seem to be going back to the place I loved as a teen.
Ciera S.
Monroe, MI
50 reviews
I liked this store a lot better when they had a bigger variety of items. They rarely have anything in my size, it seems everything I want is only available in small or extra small. As far as perfumes go they will bring out something I totally fall in love with and then discontinue it and never have it in stock again. I'm just bored with their website in general. I adore corset tops and it's usually what I shop for. I could always find ones I would just fall in love with, now it's like it literally kills them to get anything new and not overpriced. When they finally do put a new corset on their site it looks costumish and I really prefer them to look like tops and have straps at least. I also don't want to pay $50 for it. It really makes me mad, I want something interesting and unique that won't break my bank. I'm not made of money but I still want be able to wear the things I like.
Stephanie K.
Plainfield, IL
156 reviews
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Definitely the place to get bands shirts an cute little things. It definitely should go back to how it was when I was younger an the outside of the store use to scare me, now it's way to preppy
Tanisha'Marie J.
Grand Jct, CO
269 reviews
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I love their stores sometimes . They have nice products . Some of it is too pricey and I do feel their stores need an update ! It seems like they sale the same
Products from 10 years ago .
alana m.
51 reviews
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.
82 reviews
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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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