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An overpriced store that sells clothes that make teenies think they are "gothic" or "punks". It does, however have some good band merchandise and CD's. I like what they sell, but I dont like the effect it's having on kids. These kids think anarchy means forgetting to brush your teeth before bed.
Good Stuff: Ramones, Rancid, Misfits shirts, patches and pins
Bad stuff: the 50 different styles of good charlotte shirts, the overpricedness, and the effect it's got on kid "anarchists"
by ashley kenyeres November 30, 2003
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Since everyone else said it (itsa store in the mall, posers, blah blah, "owned by GAP", et cetera) I'll just add on to this.
Hot Topic's bags are pretty useful, the drawstring stuff, hey, that's clever.
Everyone has something to say about Hot Topic.
by Latin scholar December 10, 2004
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a store found in just about every mall. one that at one time used to be "scary", but then got popular. whatever, i cant say much because i used to shop there (in like, junio high). i just moved on to thrift stores after.
Middle-schooler with an anarchy patch on his backpack, all black converse, and the dickies witht the cell phone pockets: anarchy rocks!
me: you got that patch at hot topic didnt you, paid for it with federal dollars, and put it on your backpack, which you carry to a government run school. yeah, good job.
by Random April 06, 2004
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hot topic is a clothing store. shopping there doesn't make you a poser. shopping there and thinking you are original/goth/punk does. you are only original if you buy the stuff in hot topic before it comes out ;)
Normal person: i love hot topic i think i'll go get that new <insert band> t-shirt

Poser: i need to go to hot topic and pick up some more anti societal clothes, so people will know that i am an outcast.


his life must be so full of pain, that his parents give him money to buy overpriced clothing at hot topic
by klaymen July 17, 2004
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"You are UNIQUE, JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE."
it should explain itself. come on people it is just a store.
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fact:

- technically not a poser store... you have people that shop at hollister in there, people from the hip hop scene shopping in there...
- there is no religious Paraphernalia there... they dont sell anything with crosses, pentagrams, weed/drug symbols on them
- its mainly for people from the age of 16-25
- if you think its over priced, wait till theres a sale or it goes on clearance!
- there is really no happy bunny shit in there anymore... except for room funishings and things for your car... if you want happy bunny stuff... go to claires or icing!
- yeah its true... preps rip off the style... aint lyin there!
- if you say that all the little avril and evanescense fans shop there... in reality they dont! most of the avril fans are scared to go in there!
- honestly there bondage pants are overrated... and the girls bondage pants are too feminen and lacy!
- if you think hot topic is all about black.. you are quite wrong... there is actually alot of color! sure they sell hello kitty and carebears... but thats to appeal to the younger generation
- there really is no good charlotte stuff in there... SO GET OFF IT!
- alot of the styles in there are also influenced by the employees when they go to shows, they have a thing called ticket reimbursement, where they give you your money back for your ticket, and you fill out a paper saying about the different styles you saw there! so for all you people that call hot topic a poser store that love to go to concerts, your actually influencing whats sold in the store!

fiction:

- pretty much all the stupid rumors that you hear! if ya wanna know about hot topic why dont you go in there and take a look for yourself instead of walking by the store and looking in, and making a quick assumption of the quick glance you took! honestly i hate having people come in my store and say "OH MY GAWD!! THIS A POSER STORE!!" get a fucking life and stop labeling places! cause its just a store that sells clothing! oh and btw im an employee at this so called poser store!
great stuff: selection of music and apparel that deals with the music... after all hot topic is all about the music
by kt the swimmer February 28, 2006
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A large chain-store in which sells clothing that do not appeal to the general teenage population. Recently made popular via certain pop vocalists and teenage magazines, Hot Topic has gained the lable of being a "poseur store" by a number of people.

Varying degrees of people shop there, including "preps," "gawths," or those just simply interested in buying a pair of pants because they (ghasp shock horror) happen to like them.

Also, generally expensive and over-priced for poorly-made clothing which fades (badly) in the wash, but a decent alternative for those of the younger generation who don't have a thrift store around or another clothing store which caters to those not interested in wearing clothing that make them look like a slut.

Note: Although many people who shop there truely do think they're flipping the birdie to the system, please remember there are also people who shop there because they happen to like the clothing.
1.) Hot Topic was featured in that teen magazine again. They advertised some nice bracelets.

2.) Person A: Oh, look, gawth girls talking about cutting at a Hot Topic. How... sickeningly cute.
Person B: Okay, we get in, grab the pants, pay and get out. Maybe they won't see us.

3.) Damn, the little metal star of my pants just fell off. I wonder if I should take them back to Hot Topic for a refund? I hate how low-quality these pants are, but I suppose it's better than wearing those uber-tight pants I saw them selling downtown. It's almost like wearing nothing! I wish we had a decent thrift store around here.

4.) Person 1: Someone called me a poseur again for shopping at Hot Topic. God forbid I like the pants.
Person 2: It's not your fault there are three-thousand eleven-year-olds running around with anarchy badges. Ignore them.
Person 1: Do they even know that anarchy, as a politic power, would generally crumple do blatent lack of organization? They might be lawful citizens, but there are many, many people who would take the lack of power too far and bring down society as we know it.
Person 2: Well, there is a reason they spent 30$ on a shirt you could by easily at Kmart for 10...
by Kawareru (‰ó) March 14, 2005
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