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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 1,175 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
Ashley C.
337 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I haven't been in a Hot Topic in awhile, but I remember when they first opened.. Man, was that store great. Parents HATED IT, and that's some of the fun of being a teenager, right? They had more of a "goth" lean back then, now they're just super trendy, overly expensive, employ some seriously rude, obnoxious, rotten, elitist people. But, I guess that's the way it goes when places and things get super popular, they change with the times. I'd rather see them go back to the way they were, but if you're super trendy and have plenty of money to spend.. This is the place to do it. "All about the music" ?? Meeeh, maybe they used to be, but it seems more they're on the comic & pop culture bandwagon.
Tamika H.
Newark, DE
116 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love shopping at hot topic because I have a lot of friends who, like myself, have a lot of nerdy interests. This makes it a great place to find gifts for all occasions and for everyone’s tastes!
Christa G.
Cheraw, SC
163 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Hot Topic is one of my all-time favorite stores and has been for well over a decade now. They have some of the best dresses, accessories, swimsuits, and so much more. Hot Topic sells things that most stores back away from, which is one of the reasons why I love them so much. However, they can be quite expensive when it comes to dresses, jackets, and such. As a young college student, it's so depressing to find a store FULL of things that you would kill to have, but can't because of how expensive some of the items are. Despite its tendency to be expensive, I definitely recommend this store!!!!
Mackenzie P.
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The products are kind of pricey but you can find some good merchandise. The shirts are made out of good material and If you are looking for a t shirt about a band or movie I recommend this site.
Annalee H.
Caldwell, ID
66 reviews
I genuinely love(d) this store. I own several band tees, fandom tees, Hot Topic Pop! vinyl exclusives, buttons, posters ... you get the picture. However, I'm not absolutely THRILLED with this store. They are extremely pricey for the quality (or should I say lack of quality?) of the items you get. The tees rip easily, especially the girl tees (right in the armpits!). If I spend $25 on a T-shirt, I want the image to last more than four washes and the fabric to, you know, stay intact? As for the atmosphere, they can cool it on the screamo music and faux-goth items. Just because everything is black and has chains and is distressed in the knees doesn't make it goth ... and it doesn't justify paying $40.
Stephanie K.
155 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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
Serena H.
Woodridge, IL
2 reviews
I love this store. It's not just for teenagers you can also find nice dresses and tees that are not too dramatic. They have a lot of clothes for young adults, kids, & teens of all styles.
Paulina M.
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I’ve always loved Hot Topic! It’s where I go to find a lot of edgy clothes! My favorite style and has such a great atmosphere! I can always depend on finding a cute skirt, top, or piercings!
Tanisha'Marie J.
Ashland, VA
370 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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 .
I absolutely love this store. I have shopped at Hot Topic since I was 12 and really into my scene phase(thank god it was just a phase). Over the years Hot Topic has started to sell more gothic and darker style clothing which I love. I absolutely love they're skinny jeans, they fit perfectly and have lots of great style options. I would say at least 85-90% of my wardrobe is from this store. The employee's are very nice and helpful, I always find myself getting into lengthy conversations with them. The only one thing I don't like about this store is the amount of pop culture stuff they sell, like I get that they're trying to be popular with other groups of people but I wish they wouldn't try so hard with the pop culture stuff.
alana m.
55 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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