This store is the equivalent to Ambercrombie, Hollister, all that crap but all the clothes are just dyed black with some chains thrown on them and, to finish it off, a bands name and picture slapped on.
If you want a cheaper version of these clothes, go to any cheap clothing store, really cheap, just find clothing that you like the feel and look of. Fuck whatever company it was made by, buy it so long as it's cheap. Next, examine whatever retarded ass piece of clothing you want from Hot Topic. You want chains? Go get some chains, shouldn't be too expensive. You want black? Get some clothing dye (or if you were smart while getting the clothes, you already got a relatively close color). Want a picture on it? Find a place that will do just that, put a picture on it.
Holy shit! You just saved, and this is nearly a shot in the dark, 30-40$! Wow!
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.
Hot Topic is a punkfest!
Hot Topic is a store, you assholes!!