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Hot Topic

Hot Topic


4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars46%
  • 4 Stars34%
  • 3 Stars15%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.18 / 5 based on 948 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
Sarah W.
Liberty, SC
144 reviews
I love hot topic. It's about the only place I can get speciality clothing, makeup and jewelry from gothic to punk to movies and music bands. Ya it might be pricey but for how long items last and the amount of speciality items they have it is deffinently justified.
Stacey M.
90 reviews
Hot Topic is not somewhere that I shop regularly at. However, when I am looking for some very specific items (i.e. Harry Potter, Pops, Disney) this is where I go. They have so many great items for the different movies, shows, etc. at a great price. 
Genesis G.
395 reviews
This is a pretty awesome store for finding some of your favorite band merc, or items from your favorite video games or tv shows, but a lot of their stuff is pretty over priced in my opinion. Don't. Really want to pay $60 for a slutty dress...
Hanna S.
Kaysville, UT
8 reviews
I love hot topic. Anytime I go to the mall I HAVE to stop in. They have such a variety of classic, popular things. The employees are always friendly and helpful. I’m always happy with the products I buy
Elizabeth C.
Louisville, KY
767 reviews
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.
ArabianBeauty M.
Detroit , MI
165 reviews
I’ve bought so many tops from here and they have a lot of Halloween costumes..!! There t-shirts are nice but it’s not one of my favorite stores but I don’t mind going in
Kate K.
347 reviews
I love this store. So many cute alternative things from clothes to accessories. They always run great deals. I just wish the salespeople weren't so pushy. Sometimes I don't want that second item for 30% off (or whatever the offer is) and don't want the salesperson to make me feel guilty for not giving in. However today I spent $30 and walked out with 3 pair of earrings for my stretched ears (clearance was buy 1 get 2 free- now that's something I can get behind) and a headband, necklace, and 2 button pins. Not bad for $30. I also got a $15 coupon for later use so it's like I only spent $15 in the long run!
Maggie V.
Van Buren, AR
227 reviews
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. 
Kelly M.
148 reviews
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.
Skylar S.
La Crosse, WI
659 reviews
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. 
alana m.
51 reviews
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
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Miami, FL
44 reviews
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