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A chain of mall stores with some cool shit in it... and some lame ass shit.
Shopping there does not make anyone any more of a punk or a poser then they already are. Why? Because it's a store, and a store in itself cannot be punk no matter what it sells. Though many stupid kids feel the need to constantly say things like "Hot Topic is a poser store! Only posers shop there!", in order to make themselves feel more punk and hardcore about themselves. When they themselves are posers.
Hot Topic is targeted twords the 16-25 age crowd. I constantly hear people saying only teenie boppers shop there, though I've only once ever seen someone in there who looked under 17.
The staff are in my experience very helpful and polite.
And it more often than not, smells good.

To sum up everything I just said:
Hot Topic is no more "punk" than Old Navy.
They have some cool stuff, and some lame crap just like every other store.
Dorks call it a poser store because they are insecure and want to feel better about themselves. And hope by saying that, others will think they are more hardcore.
LameAss8thGradePoser: Hot Topic sux!!! Only pozerz shop ther! I'm too hardcore for shopping at Hot Topic!!! Now I'm gunna go to a hardcore Good Charlotte concert in my kick ass outfit I bought on the internet (from the hot topic website).
by Ibanez April 11, 2005
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Many teens shop there trying to be "different" and "unique" Unfortunately many people who shop there think spending $60 on a pair of pants at Hot Topic makes you "rebellious" and "unique" yet spending that much money on a pair of pants at Abercrombie, Hollister or any other "preppy" store makes you a "mindless conformist"

Their logic is also completely flawed in the fact that because Hot Topic's prices are somewhat low (well compared to many mall stores) and many teens have an urge to be "different" many teenagers shop there, thus making it the same "clone-wear" that people who wear "trendy" labels are classified as.

So basically what I'm trying to say is, wear what you think is cool and don't judge others on what they choose to wear. If you think your any more original (or better as some people think) wearing X brand instead of Y brand then your only fooling yourself and making yourself look arrogant.
Prep/Goth/Punk/Skater etc... there all just labels. Be who YOU want to be, and respect those who choose to be different then you.
by Aaron December 19, 2004
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It's a store, people. They sell clothes like everyone else. Just as many posers go there as American Eagle or Abercrombie.
I shop at American Eagle. It's not because I don't want to be a "poser"; it's because I like their clothes. And people who shop at Hot Topic like their clothes. Get over it.
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The goth/poser equivelent to ambercrombie and fitch.
wow this retarded looking nightmare before christmas tampon case is only $45!
by scum fuck May 18, 2004
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This is a store to which people can find t-shirts, sweaters, hats, basically all attire that may have a faviorte band or funny saying. I personally go there, and I do not believe that I am trying to rebel against anything. And if I was trying to, to what would I be, society in itself, you could say the same thing about Pacific sunwear, Ecko, or any clothing store, they could all be considered rebelling against something. But I just want a shirt with my faviorte band's name on it.
Let's go to Hot Topic, and not rebel against anything, but rather buy some clothing articles, like we would in any other clothing store.
by Adam July 03, 2004
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A store which sells "alternative attire" for those who seek it. Buying clothing from there makes you neither original nor a poser (unless of course you think yourself original for shopping there). It's a clothing store. Not much else to it really.
I shop at Hot Topic on occasion. I don't make my own clothing so I suppose that makes me a complete conformist and poser.
by LuciNormal March 04, 2004
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a store. the end. you can shop there because you like what they sell. you can not shop there because it's too expensive. you could shop there because everyone else shops there, or you can not shop there becasuse everyone else shops there. but any way you look at it, it's still just a store.
Hot Topic is a poserfest.
Hot Topic is a punkfest!
Hot Topic is a store, you assholes!!
by Liz December 28, 2003
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A store where psuedo-punks/goths go buy their identity. I mean, clothes. Watch out, those kids that shop at Hot Topic sure are rebellious, I mean, what can be more rebellious than feeding a multi-million dollar company by buying a crapy overpriced Good Charlotte shirt to look different like everyone else? Buying a GG Allen shirt from some run down, fishy looking store owned by some shady looking dude? Nah.
You guys! I just bought this shirt with a pentagram on it! Isn't it cool! Daddy wouldn't let me buy it with his credit card, but since I'm so rebellious I stole it from him! Probation, here I come! I mean... The darkness that is my soul craved the dark energy emitted from this shirt showing my love for my dark lord. Yeah.
by Mike April 28, 2004
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