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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 1,059 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
Shayna K.
Lincoln, CA
271 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Great place for band tees and body jewelry. I like to go here to get merchandise for new Marvel movies that come out and Harry Potter merchandise and nose rings. They usually always have deals going on which helps get things cheaper.
Mel A.
Greenfield, WI
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I will always love Hot Topic, no matter what age! They have the best selection of band tees for every metal fan, especially this one! I really dig the corsets that they have and appreciate the costume wardrobe too! This is a dream land for this goth girl! They have the coolest little trinkets and accessories too! Win!
Bethany K.
242 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
They have super cute Disney and Harry Potter things. I didn't realize how much fun it was to shop there until recently. Hot topic also seems to have the best stock of Funko pops - if there's an HT exclusive they're always on their game. I love HT! Funko Minnie Mouse Pop FigureHot Topic
Bella D.
Mocksville, NC
267 reviews
A friend dragged me into this place. Love it. What can I say...they have nightmare before Christmas stuff! Bracelets, gloves, great t-shirts....like power puff girls, baymax and black bulter. Glasses, masks, and so much more.
Crystal W.
Knoxville, TN
318 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Hot Topic was always the store you entered without telling your parents when I was growing up. Now you see young kids with their parents in the store. They have gone too mainstream to keep relevant. Still a good store to shop for pop culture/band tees, some Disney apparel and even some comic stuff.
Breyonna S.
442 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Hot Topic is definitely not what it used to be 10 years ago when I started getting into my phase for the darker things in life. I really enjoyed Hot Topic in the past because they always had great quality pieces that were staples in my wardrobe. However, in the last few years it has become a pop culture store that sticks to the teenie bopper items that young kids are really into. From time to time I find some really nice clothing items that I can wear to work or out and about, but alas it's sometimes hard to find. Hot Topic's clothing quality has been decreasing in recent years and the prices for it are extremely high. Though if you are like me, you can get some fantastic deals online. If you are into band t-shirts, pop culture items, or into the whole emo/scene phase you will love this store. However, for those of us who have grown apart from it you may be able to find some pieces from time to time. A third of my closet is from here, but I keep finding it more difficult each time I go to find items that suit me and my style.
Tori S.
6 reviews
Oh man, do I love Hottopic. It is my favorite place to go. While some of the people there can be weird (I can be too tbh) the customer service is always excellent and the products are amazing! I just recently got a Defenders T-shirt and it’s my new favorite thing to wear. I love this store so much. ❤️
Christine A.
Franklin Sq, NY
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Hot Topic I love your little a-line dresses! Here I am in one of your older Little Mermaid print dresses. Wish they were a little cheaper, but I just wait for your 30 or 40% off or clearance sales.
Abigail L.
St. Louis
155 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Although I do not shop there anymore, they have some good products. I always bought my band tees there! Most tee shirts are about 25-30 dollars depending on what you purchase. I won't be shopping there any time soon, but it's a nice store. Employees are always respectful and willing to help you.
Nick C.
Arlington Hts, IL
6 reviews
Hot Topic used to be an okay place (although one might argue it didn't really fit its own name, due to the fact that most of the 'topics' inside weren't 'hot enough' for everyone else). It certainly isn't much of a store now. Whatever it is that people keep finding so 'alternative' about the place must be entirely invisible to me, because all I ever see when I pass by is Dr. Who, MLP: FiM, Marvel, and other ridiculous nonsense. As for music, well, they don't really sell it there anymore (they do, but it's on a single shelf the size of a hamper, and both sides hold anywhere from 4 to ten pieces of trash each - except one side's trash that shouldn't be on vinyl).

I once asked an employee if they knew where I'd be able to find a series of different bands on the wall (because they don't organise their shirts... and if they do, I'm not aware of the method they use). She said she didn't even know what I was talking about and walked away.
Julie T.
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does anybody else find their body jewelery comparable to ardenes?
Amberlyn G.
Palmdale, CA
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
What's your favorite thing about Hot Topic? Mine is the collection of characters & jewelry that isn't widely sold in other stores. The emo styles!
Christina J.
Newton, NC
325 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Best Hot Topic purchase?
Nicole A.
Las Vegas , NV
127 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Who thinks there womans section is extremely overpriced and poorly made?
Berquis G.
32 reviews
I would usually buy hair dye from hot topic and have been living the article fox brand, will they be stocking that up more in larger bottles?

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