A large chain-store in which sells clothing that do not appeal to the general teenage population. Recently made popular via certain pop vocalists and teenage magazines, Hot Topic has gained the lable of being a "poseur store" by a number of people.
Varying degrees of people shop there, including "preps," "gawths," or those just simply interested in buying a pair of pants because they (ghasp shock horror) happen to like them.
Also, generally expensive and over-priced for poorly-made clothing which fades (badly) in the wash, but a decent alternative for those of the younger generation who don't have a thrift store around or another clothing store which caters to those not interested in wearing clothing that make them look like a slut.
Note: Although many people who shop there truely do think they're flipping the birdie to the system, please remember there are also people who shop there because they happen to like the clothing.
1.) Hot Topic was featured in that teen magazine again. They advertised some nice bracelets.
2.) Person A: Oh, look, gawth girls talking about cutting at a Hot Topic. How... sickeningly cute.
Person B: Okay, we get in, grab the pants, pay and get out. Maybe they won't see us.
3.) Damn, the little metal star of my pants just fell off. I wonder if I should take them back to Hot Topic for a refund? I hate how low-quality these pants are, but I suppose it's better than wearing those uber-tight pants I saw them selling downtown. It's almost like wearing nothing! I wish we had a decent thrift store around here.
4.) Person 1: Someone called me a poseur again for shopping at Hot Topic. God forbid I like the pants.
Person 2: It's not your fault there are three-thousand eleven-year-olds running around with anarchy badges. Ignore them.
Person 1: Do they even know that anarchy, as a politic power, would generally crumple do blatent lack of organization? They might be lawful citizens, but there are many, many people who would take the lack of power too far and bring down society as we know it.
Person 2: Well, there is a reason they spent 30$ on a shirt you could by easily at Kmart for 10...