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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
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.
Breyonna S.
442 reviews
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.
Sylvia P.
Aberdeen , SD
277 reviews
MY FAVORITE STORE EVER! I can find pretty much any style here. Whether it's band tees and skinny jeans or pretty dresses and flats they have it all! I will always shop here both in person and online.
Whitney M.
12 reviews
I have always liked going to this store when I get a chance to go to the mall. I love their dresses and accessories. The only problem I had were their bottoms sizing. Every time I wanted to shop there for pants or shorts everything was too small or too short.
Alexis G.
Greenville, MS
13 reviews
I love hot topic they got some pretty stuff in it! Great deals and everything!
Rubi L.
144 reviews
Love this place, there is all sorts of things. I personally love the body jewelry! I would go here in my high school years mostly
Linda V.
Oceanside, CA
13 reviews
All weekends I go to hot topic. I think it's a very good store if you're a fan of bands / anime / comics. I recommend going I think it is a good place for mostly everyone. I buy almost all their anime sttuf and I think it's good quality.
yesenia s.
San Jose, CA
49 reviews
Hot topic is a towned down version of Spencer's and I love both. Yeah it's gotten a little scene they used to be more metal more goth but it's still cool. Their just with the times. Alot of people talk smack but it's respectable. I still love it
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.
Taylor L.
Loveland, CO
16 reviews
This is an OK store it's mostly for childish but also adult people and it has a lot of darkNess to it
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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