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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
This store is a little high priced mall store which sells items that are considered punk, emo, goth, and sexy. If you like any of these things, thus is your store. They sell a variety of things from gag gifts, clothes, backpacks, to underware, stickers, jewelry, pictures patches, posters and incense. I've shopped here for years for many odds & ends and now it's my sons favorite store!
Hot Topic is undeniably better than it was a few years ago. They are trying to get away from their dark, emo vibe to more pop culture and attracting fandoms. They offer shirts and accessories for pretty much any fandom (I especially enjoy the Disney and Harry Potter merchandise) as well as their signature goth kid clothes. If you haven't been in there in a while, I suggest giving them a second chance!
The last thing I bought from this place (last year) was a stuffed animal from one of my favorite cartoons... This used to be my favorite store when I was around fifteen, but five years later I find it harder to find things I actually like. The clothes are really cute but way too expensive for the quality. I do however love all of the cartoon merch they now have.
My daughter loves hot topics we could spend hours in that store she finds a lot of shirts of her favorite bands that she likes you can also sign up for a reward discount card that's pretty good if you shop there a lot so I signed her up for one that just gave her an excuse to always go shopping there now .it does have a lot of cool stuff from hair dye to cloths.
The quality of most Hot Topic brand clothes/accessories is pretty low. The other brands they carry tend to be a little more well made. Their range of t-shirts can be found other places for less and their body jewelry is probably the worst thing you could ever put in your face/ears. Fine for thirteen year olds testing out who they are, not so much for grown adults.
I love Hot Topi! No matter where the store is, theres always an awesome vibe and experience! They have great products from different bands, super heroes, villains and cartoons to crazy awesome unique merchandise. They also have awesome prices and sale and talk about the vibe and music its great!
Best store in the world. Unfortunately they only have a couple in my state. If you need it. They have it. Hair dye, band shirts, body jewelry, costumes, EVERYTHING. It's the main store I go to in order to buy my stuff and I would have love to work there.
I preferred this store when it catered to the goth/metal/rock scene. I went there to get awesome band merch and black everything when I was a teen but when they started selling Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Disney I quickly lost interest in this store. I'm glad they have recently gotten back closer to the way they used to be, but they'll never be the same.
Hot Topic always lures me in. I'm pretty sure I love everything that they sell. I do remember one time they sold a VERY pornographic film to my brother (he was about sixteen at the time) and my dad was really appalled by that. Other than that, I love how they vary in everything that they sell. If I could pick a shop to be buried at, it would be Hot Topic.
One of my biggest reasons why I love hot topic is because they are most likely to sell tees or small things of the trending fandoms such as sailor moon, doctor who, attack on titan, etc. I currently have half of their attack on titan tee collections haha. Though, there are other nice items around the store. Some items are decently priced and some over priced.
Q & A
Does anyone else wished that hot topic was easier to walk through? It's always so small and crowded.
Ain't most of their clothes black?
What's your go to section at hot topic?
What's your favorite purchase from Hot Topic?
What is another store similar to Hot Topic? Also maybe better on their prices?
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