I think that's one of the reasons for things there being way too over priced, instead of buying security cameras they over-price everything. Recently they put fake tags on stuff over 50 dollars (pretty much everything). The only problem that caused were the douch bags working the counters forgetting to take off the tags, and since the tags were fake, they didnt go off so you'd be stuck making another trip to the mall to get the tags off. so stealing from there would actually save you time and money.
"you'd have to be a retard if you get caught stealing from hot topic"
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!!