All in all not a bad store, prices are normally low, and I got this kick ass Iron Maiden shirt there for $10
But the employees can be a pain in the ass, always trying to sell you more stuff!
Probably the worst part of Hot Topic stores is that a good portion of the shoppers are idiots who think they're being induvidual by shopping at a chain store (which has a revenue of $761 million, how punk) and think they're being even more unique by wearing t-shirts of "obscure" bands like Slipknot (They were 2nd on the billboard charts, how underground) and ICP (who are a fucking franchise now, seriously they sell energy drinks)
But overall it's just like every other chain store, but it's a bit cheaper which is nice
Employe: Ok...hey can I interest you in the new Drake CD
Me: no...I just spent $10 here, fuck off
(example of stupid Mall Goths)
Mall Goth: I'm so original look at my slipknot shirt, no posers know about slipknot, they're so heavy and metal
Me: *slaps him* Bitch go buy a fucking Nile CD
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!!