Poser "goths" (highschool or junior high usually) come to their precious store just to express their "individuality"...if all of the kids who shopped at Abercrombie came their...they would switch to Abercrombie... little known fact about Hot Topic, owned by Gap and Banana Rebublic...basicly the most trendy stores ever.
I hate MY life!!! Lets go to HOT topic and BE original!!!
by Alexander b August 06, 2004
A store that sells a certain type of clothing. It cannot control the type of people that shop there. It's actually a pretty reliable place to get some good stuff. (in my opinion) It's not unorigional of course because it IS a popular store afterall. But is that really Hot Topics fault? I think people shouldn't insult such a thing. It's prices may be high but hey, everythings overpriced. Those bastards.
Poser #1: Hey guys, let's all go to hot topic because all the punks shop there!
Poser #2: Hey guys, let's all hate hot topic because all the posers shop there!
Normal Person #1: Hey guys, let's go to Hot Topic because i like the stuff they sell
Normal Person #2: Hey guys, let's not go to hot topic because i hate the stuff they sell.
by Martha May 27, 2004
Trend-a-Goth store that sells ugly XL shirts with annoying, overused sayings printed on them. Extremely overpriced and not even worth shoplifting from. Home to many goth and punk posers who come to buy Avril Lavigne t-shirts.
I bought this horribly oversized t-shirt for 50 bucks at Hot Topic, it says "Boy Bands Suck." I'm really making a statement!! Thank you Hot Topic!
by teh best evar January 12, 2004
A place where kids and teenagers shop to feel ohhh "so rebellious" when in fact they are feeding money to the same system that they so called "oppose". The funny thing is that mainly white suburban kids shop there who think they are any different or better than the rest of the population. Hot Topic is a gimick per say, true DIY ethics are what punk was based on. But anyways I'm not gonna say anyone shopping there is a poser or not a poser because I don't believe in labels. Labels are just retarded and stereotypical so I avoid those terms. Just to state my position, Hot Topic is a corporate store in corporate America just to make some $$$.
Overpriced clothing. Hot Topic
Owned by a corporation. Hot Topic
Kid1:"omg i am so cool mommy let me buy this cool anarchy shirt and i dun even no what anarchy is but it looks so cool i am so rebelling against the system"
Intellectual:"The simple fact that you paid money for that shirt represents your contribution to this corporation hich in term is making them a few bucks richer. So no you're not opposing the system, you are actually supporting it."
by StyleWars May 18, 2008
A Store nothing more. A store based on music. Some people who shop there consider themselves "goth" or "punk". Most people call it a "poser store" but your only a poser if you consider youself "goth" or "punk" because you shop there. I personally started shopping there after i saw some cute stuff from there in seventeen magazine and checked out the site. I fell in love with half the stuff there and love it. The stuff there is more my style than some other stores. But i dont consider myself "goth" or "punk" or a "rebel" because I shop there.
Poser- Im going to shop at hot topic Im SOO cool im going to buy a *Ramones T-shirt so every thinks im cool and retro!

Normal person- Wow i like that bag Im going go buy it, not because it makes me think im cool, because i actually like it

* No Offense to the Ramones, Awesome band
by Just Because I can April 02, 2007
A crappy store that "individuals" buy their clothes from.
Sells poor quality clothing for really high prices. People who go there either want to "rebel" or are blind. People who go to hot topic will soon realise that how "goth" or "punk" they are won't matter when people are not shocked by the huge cloud of hype "goths and punks" have created.
Shop where you want, but please don't go their and come out and say how individual you feel.
You will be laughed at for the rest of eternity.
Who gives a shit what social group you are in when your getting a job or trying to make a living.
To get real heavy clothing come to Leeds, England and go to hellraiser or route one.
by urinal_cake June 11, 2005
a store that caters to people who wish to dress in clothing that suits their preference. usually people who are into some sort of scene or listen to different types of rock music, usually punk, hardcore, and metal.

hot topic isn't any different from any other store because it still is a store. however, there are a lot more down to earth people at hot topic that i have met than i did at abercrombie & fitch or hollister.
i wanna go get a new pair of demonias from hot topic today
by dave February 24, 2004
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