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Hot Topic

Hot Topic

BY HOT TOPIC

4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars46%
  • 4 Stars33%
  • 3 Stars15%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.19 / 5 based on 1,029 Reviews

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "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
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.
Atasia B.
115 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is one of my most favorite places to shop. They have a wide variety of products. They also have various nerdy fandom targeted products which is fantastic.  Ordering online is fast and the in store experience has always been pleasant. I honestly wish that they had more available items in store. There are also some products I can not find online that are in store or vice versa which is frustrating. One thing I don't like is that employees constantly pester you about their not so great discounts, it almost feels like it's being shoved down your throat. Other than that, it's a cool place to shop. 
Skylar S.
La Crosse, WI
659 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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. 
mary a.
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love this store and have for over 10 years. It has tons of variety of things to look at. They could be a bit bigger in the space because any store I've ever gone into I've felt like I was going to knock things over. The prices are not bad at all they range from high to low and they have things for all ages.
Posting this on multiple review websites because hottopic wouldn't post my reviews. The whole situation was bad. So I ordered the Pikachu cardigan online. It is ABSOLUTELY not like the picture the black of the cardigan shows through pikachus yellow body. It makes pikachu look infected. In the picture online it looks PERFECT. I tried 3 times to post a review saying how unhappy I was with the (expensive) product. I haven't even worn it. It's an ugly cardigan and a total waste, I'd post a picture if I could. I made a side by side of what they show on the website and what I got. It's HORRIBLE. None of my reviews were posted because they didn't follow the rules. I had family read the reviews. Only thing we can think of is they wouldn't post it because I was honest about the product or because I said I'd never shop with hottopic again. But now here's the real issue. I don't live super close to a hottopic. That's why I ordered online. But to return we made the drive to North bend outlet mall where there's a hottopic I've been to once before. The first time I was there the guy was nice. Second time when I tried returning the cardigan? Nope. He said it was wet and that it smelled modly? After I received it and saw how UGLY it was i put it back in the bag until we could drive to the store and return it. It had no smell besides factory smell like all clothes have and it definitely wasn't wet. I've sent two emails to the hottopic website and haven't gotten a thing back (it's been a week). Do not shop with hottopic topic. Expensive, horrible customer, bad products and just a bad experience. I now have an expensive cardigan that's absolutely worthless. Again, I will N.E.V.E.R. shop with hottopic again. Unprofessional.
Nicole P.
Pahrump, NV
196 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Hot Topic is definitely not what it was when I was a teenager back in the stone ages. It used to carry only alternative type of items. Stuff with a rocker edge to it. Now it's filled with fandom stuff. I still like it but it's not as cool as it used to be.
Mary L T.
Jermyn, PA
86 reviews
A bit overpriced, but I end up shopping here at least 3-4 times a year since they usually have whatever trend my son is into with gaming (five nights at Freddy's, pokemon, all that stuff). I do enjoy when I get the hot cash rewards and can use them, makes it a bit more affordable. I sometimes order online, but the closest store always has super friendly and helpful employees.

I also like some of their jewelry for myself and have bought band tees for my fiancé.
Amber M.
Tuscaloosa, AL
203 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I love shopping at hot topic. They have everything from band merchandise, hair dye, make up, cute clothes and shoes. Everything a goth girl can dream of. It's a bit cheaper to buy online than it is to buy at the store because they have amazing online sales. Hot Topic
Amber P.
Chicago, IL
498 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I love hot topic, but their band t shirt selection is not the best in stores. All the band's I always listened to, it's hard finding band tee's. And when in the store, they have alot of rap tee shirts and stuff now.. since when did hot topic have rap stuff? Lol. But overall a good store. But I would love if things were wayyyyy cheaper and had a better band selection for shirts.
Brooklynn T.
Fort Walton Beach, FL
62 reviews
I've been shopping here since I was 13 years old. That being said, a lot has changed, including myself. I love the new jewelry sets and the dresses are the only ones I can find in my particular style. But the prices are piped up a little too much and I wish y'all would just bring back Tripp pants. Sincerely 90s kids
alana m.
52 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.
82 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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