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Hot Topic is considered a poser store because there are poser peoples that shop there sometimes, and also because it's different.
Hot Topic is a place that sells clothing that, okay, doesn't exactly make you different. But it looks cool and there are people who agree with me, is that really so hard to just shut up about and respect?
Sorry if it's too much to ask. But what always pisses me off is when there are all these popular Abercrombie / Hollister people who say "Hot Topic sucks" and then go out and buy stuff there behind your back. Just realize that every store has people that shop there who are cool, and people who are just plain stupid. Honestly, Hot Topic has nice, helpful people who work there, not uberly tall platinum-blond girls with short-short miniskirts who stare at you and sigh because you're not fashionable enough. I tried going into Hot Topic one day not dressed in my usual "gothic" clothing, and they still came up to me and we talked and laughed and stuff.
Maybe someday everyone in the world will learn to just live with the fact that in this world, there are people with different interests and beliefs than you. Maybe people will learn to live with and respect that.
I went shopping at Hot Topic yesterday, and they have a brand new pair of combat boots that majorly kicks ass.
by Yunie October 31, 2004
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A store that's gotten such a bad rap that you actually CAN be a nonconformist by shopping there because so many people hate it. A true non-conformist shops wherever the hell he/she wants to shop (including Hot Topic)not giving a shit what anyone says about the store. Now that's what I call non-conformity... (and about the prices, it's called a CLEARANCE RACK; novel concept, huh?)
For a truly original look, wear shoes from Target, jeans from Cost-co, shirt from American Eagle, wristband and wallet-chain from Hot Topic, and a hat from Good Will. Of course, by the the time people read this it won't be original anymore. Do what any sensible person does and set your OWN styles (though some douche-bag will say THAT'S conforming because other people do it; what-the-fuck-ever...)
by Kerry King666 October 11, 2006
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1: (Noun) A topic that's considered to be contrevertial I.E. The second Iraqi war, gay marriage, abortion, etc.

2: (Noun) A store in various malls that sells clothes and tries to target various countercultures (I.E. Goth, Punk, Metalhead, Emo). Over the past few years, Hot Topic has gotten a reputation of forgetting it's core demographic (Urban countercultureists from ages 16-25, who are into music groups that are condisered to be too bizzare and raw to go mainstream, i.e. Danzig, Inkubus Sukkubus, The Casualties) in order to appeal to a new demographic (Suburban youths, ages 11-15, into such musical groups as AFI, Evanescence, Linkin Park who have toned down sounds in their various genres and received mainstream appeal).

3: (Adjective) Something that's not genuine, something mass produced and made to look like it's a part of a counterculture movement.

I hope the second definition is "Fair and Balanced" enough.
1: Do not talk about Ronald Reagan amongst those hippies. He's a hot topic!

2:I got this cute Avril t-shirt at Hot Topic!!

3: Your ICP t-shirt reeks of Hot Topic goth.
by ColdRedRain April 02, 2004
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A store that is really easy to steal from. You can steal everything because all of those stupid fucks in there forget to put ink tags on their clothes so all you have to do is rip off the damn tag. Nothing in there is hard to steal. If you stupid shits who buy stuff from there want to be rebellious fucking steal your shit instead of buying it with daddy's credit card.
"Yesterday me and my friend went to Hot Topic and we stole about 4 different shirts, a pair of shoes, and a bunch of jewelry."
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A store that sells a few good things, and a lot of crappy things. I'll go there to buy a bracelet or a pair of shoes, maybe a band shirt. I don't think that wearing Hot Topic clothes makes you different, because, as your first grade teacher probably told you, your clothes don't make you "different". I also don't understand why some people think that wearing Hot Topic pants makes them better than everyone else.
Hot Topic kid: z0mg you suck!

Me: erm...why?

Hot Topic kid: because, your pants are from American Eagle, they're so normal and conformist!

Me: So?

Hot Topic kid: MY pants are from Hot Topic. That means I'm better 'cause I'm an individual!

Me: 0_o
by Purple Zebra May 29, 2007
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The goth/poser equivelent to ambercrombie and fitch.
wow this retarded looking nightmare before christmas tampon case is only $45!
by scum fuck May 18, 2004
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Hot Topic is not Punk Rock!
Hot Topic is not Punk Rock!
by Anon38997 August 06, 2010
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