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a store found in many malls that seems like a punk store. However, if you ever happen to go inside, you'll realize it's nothing but a store dedicated to music. It's not just a store for "punk music"; even some preppy people shop there: some to buy a Justin Bieber shirt, others to get a Twilight poster. However, there are some people that just like clothes Hot Topic sells. There are even some Abercrombie & Fitch wearers who like to stop by. While the clothing is bad quality, and overpriced for the quality, many people don't seem to mind or complain, since there aren't many stores in the mall just like it.
Let's go to Hot Topic to find a couple shirts of my favorite bands!
by Laughingout_loud August 15, 2010
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A store filled with teen sub culture filth and band items from alternative subgenres and bands many people have never heard of... i go there all the time... and it is barely goth, it is influenced by teen culture and alt. rock

some poeple think that they are cool by shopping there, but really, they are pissing everyone off who actually likes the s#it at hot topic

people that shop there are typically:
"goths" (gothic posers who think its goth) posers, lost people, emos, actual goths, prepies, alt. rock fans, teens, and occasionally, little kids who usually end up scared
teenager: HAHa! There's a little kid crying in the window in that Hot Topic!
poser: I love hot topic! (but iv'e never heard of any of those bands in it)
by THEY'VE GOT POKEMON!!!!!!! January 17, 2011
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Hot Topic is a store commonly found in many American malls, that sells kids alternative identities in the form of goth, emo, punk, and more recently of the hipster persuasion. Hot Topic at no point was "real", but I wouldn't call all who shop from there posers. Recently it has become worse than fake goth/hollywood satanist and has moved into the place where hype beast come to buy shirts to match their expensive limited edition tacky shoes. They sell pretty cool knick knacks, but not instead of being the store that sells to goth kids, emo's, or scene kids, they have moved into selling Justin Bieber, and other contemporary pop inspired crap.

Eventhough they still sell clothes for Manson or Linkin Park faux goth's, they have moved into more brighter and neutral shit, some of the stuff even looks like a goth's worse enemy, the American Eagle and Abercrombie.
A lot of poser's now days who want to look an outsider but still be popular, dress at the Hot Topic.
by RolphSemensDickOvensUWIDI August 15, 2010
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The store that is single-handedly killing emo and goth styles. Cookie monster and Fred t-shirts aren't either of these styles nor is ANYTHING else in that social media market they call a store. The only thing that could be considered emo/goth is their music collection, but bands like Blood On The Dance Floor are making sure to fuck things up as well. Though if you are going for that "super awesome and totally not retarded" scene look, you have come to the right place.
Person 1: Anyone else remember emos and goths from back in the day, when they actually meant something besides lots of makeup, crying, shit music and shopping at Hot Topic?

Mindless Slave: Pfffff, no! Now loan me $120 so i can buy a cookie monster shirt and BOTDF's newest and most epic *cough cough* auto-tuned shit *cough cough* totally emo album!!!!!!!
by Tulip Sn!per January 05, 2011
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A store that supplies unknowing people with cheap products made mainly by children working for under a dollar a day
Person: Where'd you get your pants?
Other person: Hot Topic...
Person: You're a horrible person
Other person: Why?
Person: (says above)
Other person: I don't believe you, Hot Topic is a great store, they would never do that
Person: Whatever
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A store, which sells alot of crap but sometimes some good CDs.
It's a biased company which promotes anarchy and punk rock and some mindless kiddies do actually buy into it.
If you are true punk rock,you'll probably hate the store but might be tempted by the old Black Flag records.
Hot Topic isn't punk rock: DIY is punk rock,living for yourself is punk rock,Minor Threat were punk rock.
Hot Topic is a corporate vulture who breeds off stupid 13 year olds who couldn't tell Jello Biafra from Johhny Rotten.
But sometimes they do have some sweet tees..so it's not all bad.
However, capatalism and punk rock should never,ever have come together...but they have,get over it.
AvrilLavigneFan: OMG,look at this kewl Anarchy badge. Woohoo,I think I'll wear it to sunday school!
PunkyGuy:Urghh....Hot Topic is so mass market and shitty.
Me: Wow...they have the whole Dischord back catolouge in here"
by bandanasarerad November 16, 2006
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A place that sells clothes.
People can shop at Hollister AND Hot Topic, just like the person writing this definition. It's not a place for posers to shop, just like Abercrombie isn't a place for posers to shop. If you like their clothes, and not Abercrombie/Hollister's, you shop there, and that doesn't make you a poser, people.
But some people shop there to seem 'unique', and it's just as unique as shopping at A+F. In a nutshell, it's a store that sells clothes, usually considered 'goth' or 'emo'.
I have a few pairs of clothes that I bought at Hot Topic, I wear them sometimes, therefore, I must be a poser, right? Wrong.
by Juuliaa January 19, 2009
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