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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 1,173 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
Bethany S.
Apple Valley
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I shop here often I love the variety of items they sell and I love how they have Anime and Disney stuff, I get coupons, hot cash and I earn points I can use towards my purchases too
Elizabeth C.
Louisville, KY
838 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I love how I can find stuff here that I can't find anywhere else. For instance harry potter, pokemon, mcr, and dr who merch. They also have cute pin up dresses, jewelry and swimsuits and I'm not plus sized but I've noticed they have carried plus sized clothes since I can remember starting to go there. The prices are pretty high on their own but they are always running a great sale or an opportunity for hot cash. You can't combine hot cash with clearance. That means if you want something on clearance with your hot cash it goes back to full price so that isn't too great. Also hot cash only correlates with what you spent and you have to spend that much next time to get that much free so it's not as easy to use as kohls cash. Also the dates to use hot cash is usually a month or two in the future because They are hoping you've lost it or forgot about it by then. So there are some bad things but there's a lot of good if you're willing to pay the price. Just be careful because some of the stuff is really cheaply made.
Charlie W.
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
When shopping their sales, you can really score. They’ve been getting more pastel and cute things in stores which delights my jfashion decora lil heart. But other than that, the quality can be baaaad and over priced.
Aquatica K.
13 reviews
Hot Topic itself is really nice. The pins, bows and hair dye are great. But the shirts and pants are really overpriced? I’ve bought multiple shirts from their store and they tear so easily. The pants are super uncomfortable too.
Rica S.
17 reviews
This store is the equivalent to MTV. It used to have one singular function and everyone appreciated it but through time it's unnecessarily expanded into different musical subcultures and it's just a mess now. This store is now leaning towards more of a pop-culture/ new F.Y.E vibe now. Before it used to be dark and good music used to play before it started to become more induced in pop-filter products. They still have pretty cool band tees that you can't get anywhere else but their accessories are crap and break easily. Most of their clothes are made pretty crappy and not with the prices.
Kelly M.
161 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
They have a lot of really cool stuff here. They have stuff like Funko Pop figures, vintage looking band shirts and posters, and a lot of things from cult favorite type movies, like mugs, plushies, beanies, jewelry, shirts, posters, etc. They also sell body jewelry and piercing aftercare items. A lot of their fashion stuff is targeted towards young adults and teenagers, specifically those that fall into the emo, goth and hipster categories. They do have some things, like bathing suits and t-shirts, hats, and jewelry that anyone ages 12 to 45 would appreciate. It's a neat store, but they're usually really overcrowded, as their stores tend to be in really small spaces inside shopping malls.
Rachelle P.
23 reviews
I used to really love this store but it's gotten so hipster. I can still find a lot of really cute dresses and stuff, and it's one of the few places I can find sailor moon apparel. But it's so GODAWFUL loud in there! And the quality of their house brand stuff has really taken a nose dive. So much so that I will only buy stuff when it hits ultra clearance and try to use hot cash. The staff is forced to do their little sale spiel to every person who comes in so you end up getting told the same thing by every sales person because they couldn't hear the other person already tell you.
Skylar S.
La Crosse, WI
705 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I miss my Hot Topic in my mall they had great items and pretty good deals. The only thing is that at my location all the people working there had bad attitudes. Like I get it you have to be dark and emo but you dont need to be rude to customers. I was told by a friend that worked there that when they got the job they were told they needed to withstand a "Punk Rock" sort of attitude, well that's one thing but not all rockers are jerks and these people were. I only met like one person working there that was atleast decent. I dont like their attitudes but do like their merch so I guess you give some or take some. 
Maggie V.
Van Buren, AR
234 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Hot Topic is very hit or miss with me. Had you told 16 year old me that I would be rating Hot Topic anything less than a 10/5 I would've called you crazy but that was 12 years ago and the times they are a-changin. Hot Topic is exactly that: a store that floats on what the TRENDS are. If you like what is trendy and in at the moment then it's a good store for you but if the seasons change and the trends change with them you may soon find your favorite store becoming...not so much. I will miss you, Tripp pants. Hello, Justin Bieber shirts. Sigh. 
That being said you can still get some pretty nifty stuff there, their jewelry and cosmetics aren't half bad and I can usually walk out of there a couple hundred dollars lighter-with my three purchases. 
Leeishla J.
Mahanoy City, PA
295 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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
Julie T.
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does anybody else find their body jewelery comparable to ardenes?
Daarina S.
Thibodaux, LA
15 reviews
I love hot topic! I used to buy there intense haircolors. Does anyone know if they still sale them? I would like to get some but I'm not going to drive way out to a mall far from home and they don't carry them anymore.
Nicole A.
Las Vegas, NV
130 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Who thinks there womans section is extremely overpriced and poorly made?
Nicole A.
Las Vegas, NV
130 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Who else thinks there t shirts are poorly made?
Jessica M.
106 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Who else has a pain linking all their cards and emails to the actual in store clerk? I hate that so much!

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